Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing enables the production of complex components and prototypes in the shortest possible time and with great precision. 3D printing is the key technology for new design freedom and faster processes. Find out more now about the diverse applications and benefits of this innovative manufacturing method.

Additive manufacturing - software and consulting

Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, is the technology driver for future production. Discover the possibilities of additive manufacturing now. Our experts will also be happy to advise you on the use of additive manufacturing technology in your company.

What is additive manufacturing?

In additive manufacturing or rapid prototyping, the component is built up layer by layer (layer-based technology) from powder materials. The starting point is a digital CAD model, which is "cut" by software into a large number of digital layers. In practice, this means that the scope for design and construction can be completely rethought.

As a certified "Autodesk Make" partner, Cideon is already supporting the path to tomorrow's production with products and consulting services. Autodesk CAD and CAM solutions support the production of tools and molds as well as the automation of machining. Autodesk's CAM technology facilitates conventional component manufacturing, additive manufacturing and robot-assisted manufacturing processes.

Use cases for additive manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing promises fast and efficient solutions for a wide range of applications.


Use rapid prototyping to realize your designs, test prints and various prototype series cost-effectively and quickly.



Lightweight Construction

Save on materials and costs by using 3D printed high-strength and lightweight structures.



Small Batch Production

Use rapid manufacturing to quickly and easily make your ideas a reality with (small) series production. Budgets benefit from not having to keep stock on hand and changes can always be made at short notice.


Go one step further with rapid tooling and also manufacture the required machine and production tools additively. 



Advantages of additive manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing, or 3D printing, has become the technology driving the future of manufacturing. Benefits to you:

Reduce Production Times

Save on having to develop and manufacture complex tools or molds. Use additive manufacturing to turn your ideas and products into reality faster.

Reduce Manufacturing Costs

Use fast 3D printing to reduce manufacturing costs and achieve long-term shortened production times.

Reduce Risks

Reduce the risk of production errors by enabling changes to be made quickly and easily during the additive manufacturing process.

Increase Individualization

Increase the individualization of your product portfolio and impress customers with quickly realizable customized products and small batches.

Embrace (design) Freedom

Benefit from a new design freedom at affordable costs – especially in combination with generative design.

Planning Sustainability

Additive manufacturing enables planning by only actually using the material needed to make production more sustainable.

Why Cideon?

Cideon advises and supports companies in optimizing their product development processes - from conception and engineering to production and service. We stand for:

Decades of Expertise

Rely on decades of practical experience in system integration and process consulting. Cideon understands your business challenges in digital transformation and supports you with unique solutions along the entire value chain.

Customized Engineering

Benefit from customized solutions with Cideon software and interfaces. Integrative, powerful and perfectly tailored to your individual daily business needs.


End-to-End Process Consulting

Transform your digital requirements into corporate (added) value. We simplify your processes, map them digitally and make them economically viable - across functions and divisions throughout the entire product development process.  

International Cooperation

Trust in a strong group of companies. Cideon is part of the family-owned, globally active Friedhelm Loh Group and is based on the principles of customer-oriented and sustainable corporate management.

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As part of Cideon process consulting, we work together on your current challenges and identify possible potential. We respond to your individual needs and are happy to support you in the implementation of new projects. Our value proposition: optimized and short project runtimes while adhering to the defined budgets until go-live.

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Quality, speed, and reliability in engineering are critical to your success. Comprehensive services are just as important as dedicated specialists and powerful software solutions.

Cideon Support offers you fast and uncomplicated answers to your questions, detailed insights into products and solutions as well as helpful tips and tricks.

Go one step further with Managed Services: With this service, we monitor your CAD/PDM/PLM environment and ensure the long-term operational reliability of your software. This ensures that your systems are always up to date and ready for use, giving you the peace of mind that your software is consistently maintained and optimized.

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