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BDI Additive (BDI AM)
works with companies like yours to identify and introduce opportunities for Additive Manufacturing in a low-cost way. BDI AM is a division of BDI, a global company experienced in developing and deploying custom distribution and supply chain solutions. BDI provides cost-saving and value-added services including technical expertise, engineering support, repair and inspection, collaborative plant-level project ownership and productivity tracking, inventory management, and fully integrated storeroom management. To learn more about integrating Additive Manufacturing to your process, contact us today.


  • Additive Manufacturing Onboarding
  • Additive manufacturing education – what is additive manufacturing and what is important for you to know?
  • Additive manufacturing consultation – where can 3d printing be beneficial in your facility?
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Opportunity Identification and Assessment

  • BDI AM can help you identify what can be 3D printed – we can analyze potential opportunities based on current lead time and pricing to ensure you are making an economic decision. 
  • BDI AM can let you know if the identified part and features can be printed properly or if redesign is required.
  • BDI AM will assist in material selection and parameters that will dictate the strength and functionality of the part.

Engineering Support

  • Reverse engineering services are available if you do not have a 3D model or CAD drawing for the desired part. Engineering services are also beneficial for redesigning broken parts without drawings available.
  • BDI AM can work with your engineer to redesign parts for 3D printing.
  • If you do not have an engineer at your facility, BDI AM can provide engineering services to ensure the printed parts will fit the application.

Material Selection
If the current material of the part is not in 3D-printing-friendly form, let BDI AM help to identify a comparable material cross that meets all requirements.

3D Printing Services

  • 3D printing of parts
  • Post processing services to achieve desired surface finish and other painting / plating/coating requirements
  • Tap and die capabilities


Printer Selection & Sales

Would you like to add a printer to your fleet of equipment on either the production floor or machine shop? We can help you identify the best technology to serve your purpose.

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Emily Hawthorn is the Lead Additive Manufacturing Project Engineer at BDI Additive, where she identifies, analyzes, and executes additive manufacturing opportunities in BDI’s customer base with the help of the national branch-based sales team. Emily also helps to educate the sales team and customers to understand when 3D printing could be beneficial in their processes.

With a degree in Chemical Engineering from Youngstown State University, Emily is able to provide material selection guidance and reverse engineering services tailored to your unique requirements. Ask Emily your 3D printing related questions by email at [email protected] or view location page.

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Contact BDI Additive to learn more about how 3D printing can benefit your facility.