About Us

We are Econolyst, a UK based consultancy, innovation and knowledge business, that helps people and organisations around the world understand the economic, social, environmental and cultural benefits of 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing. We help companies to adopt 3DP/AM within the factory, the supply chain & the retail environment.

We work with product designer and business development executives helping them understand how to use 3D Printing across their ecosystem. We also help governments and private investors understand the market dynamics within the 3DP/AM sector and assist technology vendors to grow their businesses.   more...

Our global footprint

We may be based in the UK, but much of our work isn't. We have clients and partners spread around the globe.

Explore the map on the right to reveal just some of the things we do and the organisations we work with. Just mouse-over the dots for more information.

  • Objet – Rehovot, Israel Client : Econolyst has assisted Objet in the development of its technology and business strategy since 2009. View Case StudiesView Website
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  • 3D4D Challenge - Nairobi, Kenya Partners : Econolyst was the primary 3DP/AM technology consultant providing advice to the organisors and participants in the 3D4D Challenge to cascade 3D printing into the developing world. View Website
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  • Nike - Portland, USA Client : We were first introduced to the great people at Nike in 2009. Since then we have arranged and delivered seminars and provided advice on all sorts of fun and funky things of an additive nature - it's just a shame we can't say what!
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  • Objet AP - Hong Kong, China Client : Econolyst has delivered sales channel development seminars to Indian technology resellers.
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  • GE Research - Niskayuna, USA Client : In June 2012, Econolyst MD Dr Phil Reeves was invited to participate in the GE AM global summit. This invitation-only event was attended by key decision makers from across the GE business units, along with key suppliers and research innovators.
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  • GE Aerospace - Cincinnati, USA Client : In 2011 Econolyst designed and delivered a 2-day intensive training course for over 50 GE aerospace staff. The course provided a technical review of AM technologies and a competitive landscape perspective for GE.
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  • IBM - New York, USA Client : Econolyst were approached in 2012 by the IBM Institute for Business Values to assist in the delivery of a major global study into the convergence of 3D printing, robotics and open source electronics. We were delighted to become members of the project team View Website
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  • TSB - Swindon, UK Client : Econolyst were commissioned in 2011 to assist the Technology Strategy Board develop to undertake a competence and capability study of the UK's science base (universities) to engage in AM research.
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  • Titan - Tamil Nadu, India Client : Econolyst has been advising staff within Tanishq and the wider Tata group on the use of AM technologies, specifically for higher value products such as jewellery. View Website
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  • Stratasys - Eden Prairie, USA Client : Econolyst helped Stratasys understand the life-cycle carbon footprint implications of parts made using their FDM process. View Website
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  • Boeing - St Louis, USA Partners : Econolyst were delighted to work alongside Boeing as partners in the ATKINS research project to understand the life-cycle environmental implications of Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace. View Website
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  • Solidedge - Nashville, USA Engagement : Econolyst were delighted to address the 2012 Siemens Solidedge University meeting in Nashville with an overview on the business benefits and applications of 3D printing. View Website
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  • Techsoup - Bucharest, Romania Engagement : Econolyst were delighted to work with Techsoup Romania to deliver an AM Master-class to a group of 50 local innovators and entrepreneurs. View Website
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  • Fundacio Eduard Soler - Ripoll, Spain Client : Econolyst have spent a number of years working with the Eduard Soler Foundation in Spain, initially providing staff training and development, before assisting in the procurement of AM technologies and developing a regional strategy to stimulate AM adoptio View Website
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  • Boots - Nottingham, UK Client : Econolyst were approached in 2013 by UK high street retailer Boots to advise there senior management board on the current status of AM/3DP and its applicability to retail healthcare.
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  • Intellectual Property office - London, UK Client : Econolyst helps the intellectual property office evaluate the potential impact of 3D printing on Intellectual Property
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  • BAE Systems - Warton, UK Client : Econolyst assisted BAE Systems in 2010 to develop its Additive Manufacturing adoption strategy. View Website
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  • DSTL - Porton down, UK Client : Econolyst were commissioned in 2012 by the Defence Scientific Technology Laboratory (DSTL) to develop a roadmap for Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing out to 2030, looking at the potential implications of 3DP/AM on defence and security.
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  • Danfoss - Nordborg, Denmark Client : Danfoss approached us in 2010 to help them understand the carbon footprint of their current supply chain and the implications of using metallic AM parts as an alternative. We developed a series of modelling tools to compare DMLS, SLM, machining and MIM.
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  • University of Nottingham - Ningbo, China Client : We were delighted to be asked in June 2013 by the University of Nottingham to travel to Ningbo China to meet with 30 local companies to discuss the business benefits of AM/3DP. When we arrived there were 300 companies! - great fun and a great future.
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  • University of Toledo - Toledo, USA Client : In 2010 Econolyst were approached by the University of Toledo with a strange request - "Can you process Nitonol (Shape Memory Alloy)?". You can! We found out how and helped Toledo establish a dedicated facility to do just that.
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  • Philips - Eindhoven, Holland Client : Philips approached us in 2013 with a simple question - "Does Additive Manufacturing make sense for consumer electronics?". After modelling a range of products we arrived at an answer (but were not going to tell you - are we!)
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  • 3DPI - Bangkok, Thailand Partners : In 2013 we teamed up with the great guys at 3dprintingindustry.com to produce a series of industry reports. check them out, we thing you'll like them View Website
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  • 3D Centre - Vastervik, Sweden Client : In 2013 we were delighted to be asked by the guys at the 3D Centre in Vastervik Sweden to run a series of seminars around the Kalmar region of Sweden to raise awareness of the business bebenfits of AM/3DP View Website
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  • AutoDesk - San Francisco, USA Client : In 2013 we were asked by the great guys at AutoDesk research in California to help them understand the environmental benefit of design for additive manufacture and the impact that design changes could have on the supply chain sustainability of products.
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  • BMW - Munich, Germany Client : Econolyst helps BMW understand the suitability of using consumer 3D printers within the professional design envionment
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  • Adobe - California USA Client : Econolyst helps Adobe understand the demographics of the 3DP industry and the software tools used by creative professionals
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