Additive Manufacturing Toolkit

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Partner with business unIT Operations and finance leaders to design standard methods and measures to monitor business unit initiatives in response to current Business Needs, as inventory reduction, labor productivity, capacity assessment, and internal work transfers.

More Uses of the Additive Manufacturing Toolkit:

  • Know how the post processing of printed parts affects final properties and identify what post processing steps are optimal for different products.

  • Ensure you classify; lead the Research and Development of techniques and equipment needed to advance the technology related to advanced prototyping.

  • Manage the Inventory Levels of all 3D printer materials, and note when materials need to be replenished to avoid down time of 3D printers.

  • Coordinate release of internal work orders for development and production hardware and ensure accurate labor and machine time allocations.

  • Secure that your organization performs a variety of Research and Development activities requiring the application of engineering practices and principles.

  • Evaluate the design feasibility of new product ideas and use Design Control processes to develop new Product Designs from concept to commercialization.

  • Interact across all levels and functional groups of your organization; efficiently and effectively communicate and implement agreed upon changes; navigate difficult situations and conversations to a productive outcome.

  • Develop and implement tooling and Engineering Controls into Production Processes to further improve reliability and Reduce Cost and lead time.

  • Ensure you drive the manufacturing schedule by generating work orders, working instructions and coordinating the work across multiple teams and shifts.

  • Confirm your team leads Cost Reduction efforts and Process Improvements for the units to ensure efficiency of operations and Cost Effectiveness.

  • Identify, analyze and provide solutions or alternate approaches to manufacturing problems using individual judgement and creativity.

  • Confirm your group complies; heads materials and logistics Problem Resolution for the units to ensure availability of materials and smooth operations.

  • Begin to transition to manufacture of launch machines (as opposed to Beta machines)in preparation for product launch/delivery.

  • Support design and manufacturing teams with communication and coordination of feasibility assessment, Project Scope and Cost Estimates.

  • Orchestrate: partner with technicians to resolve issues, establish effective Engineering Controls, and reduce labor needs as much as possible.

  • Identify, develop, and deploy new processing methods (or refine existing) to improve quality, Reduce Cost, and optimize build schedule.

  • Head: review Product Design for compliance with engineering principles, organization standards, customer contract requirements, and related specifications.

  • Methodize: actively and closely work with quality engineers to identify and qualify vendors and suppliers for materials and post process services.

  • Confirm your organization leads the sequencing of work, as inspection, build and delivery for the units to ensure smooth operations and optimal use of resources.

  • Perform work in a safe manner and adhere to safety programs, processes, and procedures set forth for the specific process and for organization safety programs in general.

  • Establish, modify, implement, optimize, and monitor systems, Processes And Procedures to improve and provide timely and efficient workflow.

  • Coordinate activities concerned with technical developments, scheduling, and resolving Engineering Design and test problems.

  • Orchestrate: outline sequence of operations and specify procedures you use for the fabrication of tools and equipment and other functions that affect Product Performance.

  • Develop and continuously improve new materials and processes to manufacture and qualify new products with a focus on Additive Manufacturing.

  • Pilot: plan, organize and lead Technical Projects and phases of projects involving the design and development of new and improved products and processes.

  • Perform dimensional inspection and analysis of printed parts, work with quality and product engineers on inspection of AM components.

  • Confirm your enterprise complies; partners with customers to understand Customer Needs and issues and ensure that the customers receive satisfactory standards of services.

  • Methodize: clearly document platform configuration changes in order to maintain effective Configuration Management and Revision Control.

  • Generate and release additive process specifications to control Product Quality and establish build qualification and product Acceptance Criteria.

  • Collaborate and leverage Supplier partners to optimize offering and Pricing Strategies to capture profitable market share growth.


Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Additive Manufacturing Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step Work Plans and maturity diagnostics for any Additive Manufacturing related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Additive Manufacturing specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Additive Manufacturing Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a Data Driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...

STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 999 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of Process Design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Additive Manufacturing improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. How do your measurements capture actionable Additive Manufacturing information for use in exceeding your customers expectations and securing your customers engagement?

  2. What is the scope of the Additive Manufacturing work?

  3. Will Additive Manufacturing have an impact on current Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery processes and/or infrastructure?

  4. How do you plan on providing proper recognition and disclosure of supporting companies?   

  5. Did your employees make progress today?

  6. What is a worst-case scenario for losses?

  7. Who are the Key Stakeholders for the Additive Manufacturing evaluation?

  8. What can be used to verify compliance?

  9. What information do you gather?

  10. What are the requirements for audit information?

Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Additive Manufacturing book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Additive Manufacturing self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Additive Manufacturing Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Additive Manufacturing areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Additive Manufacturing Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline Data Protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:


STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Additive Manufacturing projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Additive Manufacturing Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Additive Manufacturing project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Cost Management Plan: Eac -estimate at completion, what is the total job expected to cost?

  2. Activity Cost Estimates: In which phase of the Acquisition Process cycle does source qualifications reside?

  3. Project Scope Statement: Will all Additive Manufacturing project issues be unconditionally tracked through the Issue Resolution process?

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the Additive Manufacturing Project Team have enough people to execute the Additive Manufacturing Project Plan?

  5. Source Selection Criteria: What are the guidelines regarding award without considerations?

  6. Scope Management Plan: Are Corrective Actions taken when actual results are substantially different from detailed Additive Manufacturing Project Plan (variances)?

  7. Initiating Process Group: During which stage of Risk planning are risks prioritized based on probability and impact?

  8. Cost Management Plan: Is your organization certified as a supplier, wholesaler, regular dealer, or manufacturer of corresponding products/supplies?

  9. Procurement Audit: Was a formal review of tenders received undertaken?

  10. Activity Cost Estimates: What procedures are put in place regarding bidding and cost comparisons, if any?

Step-by-step and complete Additive Manufacturing Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Additive Manufacturing project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log

4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Additive Manufacturing project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance

5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Additive Manufacturing project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Additive Manufacturing project with this in-depth Additive Manufacturing Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Additive Manufacturing projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based Best Practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Additive Manufacturing and put Process Design strategies into practice according to Best Practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Additive Manufacturing investments work better.

This Additive Manufacturing All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.


Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.