Additive or 3D printing has revolutionized the manufacturing industry with its ability to create precision objects from a digital template. The potential applications of this miraculous technology are vast, but the upfront investment costs are not to be underestimated. DWS Systems srl has been active in the 3D print sector for more than 20 years, first as a distributor and later as a manufacturer. The company’s business model is unusual because it has been able to fund itself entirely through forward financing. This has allowed it a high degree of financial autonomy and the ability to choose the direction of its innovations.