What people are saying

Here what other have to say about working with Shannon and Layered Manufacturing and Consulting.

Layered Manufacturing and Consulting (LMC) has an impeccable reputation and they are led by one of the best individuals in the field of Additive Manufacturing - Shannon Van Deren, (Owner/President).

Every interaction I have had with Shannon and LMC has been exceedingly positive and their knowledge and execution of commitments allow me to highly recommend and encourage any entity needing their services to engage.

Nancy ShepardArea Sales Manager | Avalign Technologies
“Layered Manufacturing and Consulting has been an incredibly reliable source for our additive needs. Shannon connected Acuity Surgical Devices with the right additive manufacturer for our size and technology and has played a vital role in growing our additive portfolio in the spinal interbody market. Our success was made possible by her expertise, and we are grateful for her finger on the pulse of the industry!”
Chuck FortonDirector of R&D | Acuity Surgical Devices
I’m fortunate to have worked with Shannon VanDeren for nearly a decade, specifically utilizing Additive Manufacturing (AM) within multiple vertical markets, ranging from Automotive to Medical. Shannon’s depth of knowledge within every process can only be overshadowed by her motivation to continually seek AM solutions within emerging vertical markets, most notably medical. Shannon’s contributions to founding and running the medical tracks at AMUG (the largest, oldest and most established user group within AM) simply highlights her thirst to share her vast knowledge with others. Shannon’s passion for AM is addicting and inspiring. I consider her a close friend and highly respected colleague.
Mike LittrellPresident, BuildParts by CIDEAS Inc. CEO, Paxis LLC
It would be impossible to describe all the ways Shannon and Layered Manufacturing have been an invaluable asset to our design development over the past 2 years… but I am going to try! First, working directly with the owner who is an expert in her field has saved our company valuable time when trying to quickly kickoff build orders. Shannon is personable, prompt, and as experienced as anyone in additive manufacturing. Secondly, the quality of components from LM are second to none. When designing the mechanical systems that our company does, it is important to be able to highlight critical areas and dimensions. LM considers all our supplementary material when deciding how to set up builds, polishing, etc. And third, LM always delivers on-time and at a reasonable cost. There is no one else to consider when deciding who should assist in your next project!
Karl S.

Design Engineering Manager – Automotive Infotainment
Weastec, Inc.

While serving as a leader of people and process in a leading Orthopedic Med-Tech company for over 30 years I had the distinct privilege to work with Shannon while expanding the capabilities of the divisional rapid prototyping services. Over the last ten years of my career, I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to leverage Shannon as service bureau sales rep, an external consultant, and an internal team member and leader of technology strategy. As a service provider Shannon always proved herself as someone who owns the delivery of products and services throughout the whole spectrum of the customer experience. As a manager it was comforting to know that if Shannon had the effort, I could focus my attention elsewhere and our customer would be served. Shannon has a vast network of connections throughout the manufacturing and academic fields. Her connections span automotive, aerospace, and medical. She has strong relationships in both the private and public sectors. Whenever my team is faced with a new and unique challenge, she is one of the 1st people I think of who can lead us to a new product, process, or relationship.
Rich Mitchell