Video Tutorial:3D printing is a type of manufacturing business called additive manufacturing. The basic idea is that you purchase 3D printers and then build things with them that you plan to sell. This template allows for a vast range of revenue, expense, and startup assumptions for growing your 3D printer fleet over time.
This is another financial model where depreciation is a material item for the pro forma so based on tranches of 3D printer purchases, this non-cash expense item automatically populates on a monthly and annual basis.
The model is driven by the following build-out assumptions:
Type (up to thirty-five 3D printer types) - pre-defined into 3 main categories of printers
Purchase cost per unit
Product category name
Avg. Starting sellable items per month per 3D printer
Avg. Sales Price
Avg. monthly compounding growth rate of sales
Max Sales Production per Month per 3D printer (because this can not go up to infinity)
Expected direct material costs per month per printer type (up to 10 cost items)
Fixed costs and other one-time startup costs are defined elsewhere. Everything comes together for a nice monthly and annual pro forma view as well as an annual high level executive summary as well as a DCF Analysis for the project and for the investor/owner depending on financing sources defined. There is also an exit value if applicable and that will add to the final cash flow available for distribution if a value is entered. Over 12 visualizations display key metrics and financial performance based on the defined assumptions.