Layered Manufacturing & Consulting

Advancing Your Business, One Layer at a Time


for creating masterpieces

Partners Certifications

Unique Features


Single Point of Contact

For all manufacturing needs within additive & subtractive technologies


Technology Agnostic

Counsel & recommend a multitude of technology solutions, finding the one to best fit your needs


Manufacturing Network

A web of capabilities to best serve our customers through dedicated and collaborative network of shops


Cross-Market Experience

Prototype and production services in manufacturing polymers, composites, and metals



Customer retains all IP on product design / development

You are in good hands

Shannon received the Distinguished Innovators Award (DINO) in 2017.
The DINO Award is AMUG’s most prestigious honor. It is bestowed upon those with the highest levels of additive manufacturing expertise and a willingness to share that knowledge through contributions to AMUG, its members and the industry it represents

Clients & Industry Testimonials

Chuck Forton – Director of R&D
Acuity Surgical Devices

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!

Karl S. – Design Engineering Manager – Automotive Infotainment
Weastec, Inc.

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!

Nancy Shepard – Area Sales Manager
Avalign Technologies

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.

Mike Littrell – President, BuildParts by CIDEAS Inc.
CEO, Paxis LLC

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.