Gartner Selects Senvol as “Cool Vendor” in Additive Manufacturing

Posted By on May 18, 2017


Stamford, CT – May 18, 2017 – Senvol has been selected as a “Cool Vendor” in additive manufacturing by Gartner. To be selected for such distinction, the vendor must be considered innovative or transformative for products, services or initiatives.

Marc Halpern, Research VP of Engineering and Design Technologies at Gartner, states, “Senvol is cool because its embedded knowledge of additive manufacturing gives designers and engineers unprecedented choices to design parts that can deliver much more value to customers at lower cost. Senvol may revolutionize engineering design practices as the knowledge of 3D printable materials in its software and databases accelerates manufacturers’ confidence in industrial 3D printing.”

Halpern continues, “Senvol is already becoming the most authoritative source of materials behavior that factors the combination of the 3D printer used and the properties of the materials being printed to deliver desired behaviors of 3D printed parts.”

Gartner’s definition of a Cool Vendor is a company offering a technology or service that is:
• Innovative — enables users to do things they couldn’t do before.
• Impactful — has or will have a business impact, not just technology for its own sake.
• Intriguing — has caught Gartner’s interest during the past six months.

Vendors do not apply to become Cool Vendors. Instead, nominations come directly from Gartner analysts who are familiar with the topic area or market space and the vendor landscape. To be selected as a Cool Vendor, Gartner analysts must have spoken with multiple customers actually using the technology to make sure the product works as advertised and verify they are getting value from the solution.

Senvol President Zach Simkin commented, “As the additive manufacturing industry continues to mature, the importance of providing accurate data increases. Whether material properties, process parameters, or feedstock characteristics data, Senvol is focused on serving this growing need. We’re excited to be named a Cool Vendor and are pleased that Gartner has recognized Senvol’s ongoing contribution to the industry.”

Jim Hare, Research VP at Gartner, reports that “vendors are not selected as Cool Vendors simply because they have interesting technology. It is mostly because of the growth and success of their company in using technology differently to solve customer problems resulting in tremendous traction.”

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world’s leading research and advisory company. The company helps business leaders across all major functions in every industry and enterprise size with the objective insights they need to make the right decisions. Gartner has more than 13,000 associates serving clients in 11,000 enterprises in 100 countries.

To read more about Gartner’s Cool Vendor analysis, please visit its website.

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