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The OTTO Advantage: A Complete Solution for Outsourcing 3D Printing

The writing was on the wall for the future of 3D printing production when Shapeways engineers began the intuitive process of developing their own manufacturing enterprise resource planning system. Initially created to streamline 3D printing processes in-house, OTTO stands strong as the solution and foundation behind over 21 million parts Shapeways has 3D printed for more than one million customers. Now, this powerful, purpose-built 3D printing solution is also available to other businesses interested in expanding and streamlining processes for meeting their own customer’s standards regarding quality 3D printed parts, and generating new revenue streams without spending any capital.

OTTO customers don’t have to be experts in additive manufacturing to provide their customers with the ultimate quality in 3D printed parts. OTTO takes the difficulty out of providing quality additive manufacturing, acting as a gateway to advanced materials, powerful technology, and serving as a comprehensive solution tying the entire manufacturing process together from design and concept to packaging and delivery.

Benefits include:

  • Adding 3D printing capabilities to your traditional manufacturing offering.
  • No financial investment required for equipment, resources, or additive manufacturing know-how. Outsourced 3D printing services with OTTO means access to multiple types of 3D printing technology, materials, and finishes. 
  • The ability to make a profit on every order, with no expense required ahead of time.
  • A complete white-label solution, featuring your brand front and center, and ensuring the ability to keep your customer throughout the entire lifecycle, from the concept phase to full-scale production.
  • A personalized experience for fulfillment, including secure uploads for customers, user-driven product configuration, instant quotes, and delivery of high-quality 3D printed parts.
  • The ability to build on over a decade of expertise in innovation, quality, and reliability, with OTTO doing all the heavy lifting.

As a proven Shapeways product, OTTO offers a comprehensive solution for providing 3D printed parts. Setup with OTTO is easy and fast. Many businesses are eager to begin providing quality 3D printed parts to their customers, but can’t decide on which material or technology to start the endeavor. OTTO provides access to a wide range of technologies and materials that meet over 90% of all applications.

OTTO users are provided with a manufacturing rebate, but have complete control over setting and controlling markup. OTTO’s technology analyzes every part uploaded and automatically generates a competitive price for customers. Contact support is available 24/7 for advice on using the system and makes it possible to track customer orders from start to finish.

About OTTO

OTTO enables manufacturers to offer 3D printing to their customers without any capital expenditure. Our manufacturing enterprise software is easily integrated, simplifying production of 3D printed parts in any volume with a wide variety of suitable materials and technologies—meeting the most advanced standards for any manufacturing enterprise.  

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