Instant Access

Example Results from a Search

Supplier Discovery Individual (SDI) provides instant access to the most powerful search technology available for finding discrete component manufacturers (job shops) that are capable of producing a specific part for your project by using processes such as machining, casting, injection molding, laser cutting, surface finishing, etc.

Create an account by entering your name, email and password in the form above to begin searching immediately. And when you come back SDI will let you pick up exactly where you left off.

Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)

Excerpt of Searchable Additive Manufacturing Processes

In an exciting development, Supplier Discovery has enhanced the manufacturing process to included Additive Manufacturing - often referred to as 3D Printing. The new ASTM international standards for Additive Manufacturing categories are now part of the Supplier Discovery manufacturing processes taxonomy. In addition, the detailed processes within each category have been adopted from the book ”Additive Manufacturing Technologies” by Gidson, Rosen, and Stucker.

This is a state-of-the-art taxonomy that provides a solid basis for organizing Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing capabilities within the US. The top Additive Manufacturing process classifications are: Vat Photopolymerization, Powder Bed Fusion (PBF), Material Extrusion, Binder Jetting (BJ), Sheet Lamination, and Directed Energy Deposition (DED).

National Scope for Additive Manufacturing

Example Process Selection and Results

Supplier Profiles for the Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) firms within the US are being built. See above for the current number of Additive Manufacturers and Processes.

The Supplier Discovery technology for Additive Manufacturing is implemented. Accessing suppliers of the exciting, new technology is as simple as: 1) logging in to your fee account, 2) selecting the AM processes tab on the search page, 3) selecting your required Additive Manufacturer processes, and 4) clicking Begin Search to find Suppliers. In less than a couple of minutes you will have qualified candidates that can fulfill your requirements.

You can also look for Additive Manufacturing Suppliers that can provide multiple 3D Printing technologies. Or, you can combine standard job shop processes to the Additive Manufacturing requirements to find Suppliers capable of providing post 3D Printing processes required to finish some parts.