FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

What is additive manufacturing and 3D printing?

Additive manufacturing and 3D printing are often used as synonyms. They stand for technologies that produce parts and products directly from digital files in an additive way. They are a good solution for prototyping, creation of support parts (e.g. jigs, fixtures, guides), small series production and for customized parts. We have put together several resources for you to learn about the topic: Information on the different technologies.

What is Additively?

Additively is the leading online platform for professional 3D printing giving you access to more than 300 suppliers, all 3D printing technologies and more than 250 different materials. Our automated workflow makes requesting quotations and ordering parts easy and fast. Further, Additively provides you with a standard interfaces to all 3D printing suppliers.

I am getting started with 3D printing. How can Additively support me?

Additively gives you access to a network of more than 300 suppliers to realize your 3D printed parts. You can post your parts within minutes on the platform. Additively supports you in selecting the right 3D printing technology and collects quotations from suitable service providers. You then review your options and order your parts.

I am already using 3D printing. What are my benefits with Additively?

  • Save time: Our automated workflow makes requesting quotations and ordering parts easy and fast – both at your preferred suppliers and new ones.
  • Conveniently work with your preferred suppliers: Additively gives you a single and safe (SSL secured) point of access to your preferred 3D printing suppliers instead of working via email, phone and various supplier homepages
  • Sign only one NDA: If needed, sign one central NDA with Additively and get access to a whole network of NDA approved suppliers
  • Use the whole breath of 3D printing: Additively gives you access to more than 300 suppliers offering all 3D printing technologies, more than 250 different materials and are working with more than 100 different machines. Within this network, you always find the right solution for your applications

What does it cost?

You can use Additively for free for unlimited requests for quotations.

For whom is Additively?

Additively is for engineers, sourcing managers, product managers and other professionals interested in buying 3D printed parts.

What suppliers can I find on Additively?

Additively only connects you to suppliers with professional additive manufacturing equipment, that we believe professionals want to work with.

I need to sign an NDA to work with suppliers. How does that work via Additively?

Our NDA solution makes it obsolete to sign many NDAs with various suppliers. Just sign one central NDA with us and get access to a whole network of NDA approved suppliers. Contact us for more information

Who are you?

We are a University Spin-Off of ETH Zurich by a team of researchers and developers passionate about the potential of 3D printing and additive manufacturing. We develop solutions to enable companies to use this potential.


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