3Degrees Launches TRACE for Best Practices in 3D Printing

Software offers an intuitive, flexible tool to tackle requirements in quality management, company says.

Software offers an intuitive, flexible tool to tackle requirements in quality management, company says.

3Degrees, a 3D printing consultancy, announces the development of TRACE, a software tool designed to solve how to track, warehouse and validate key information about each item they print.

“In working with companies around the world, one consistent question they’re asking is how to ensure they ‘re meeting all relevant standards in the design and testing of parts, as well as maintaining the appropriate records they may need as parts are deployed,” says Dr. Mike Vasquez, founder of 3Degrees. “For the industry to evolve, users need tools that give them—and their end users—confidence in the processes and traceability for each part they create.”

TRACE provides a smart, intuitive system for quality management and documentation of key production and technical data for additive manufacturing (AM), according to the company. With TRACE, users have a simple and streamlined process with a user-friendly interface that enables traceability through all aspects of the AM workflow. It also maintains all the relevant information required for the safe and compliant operation of additive manufacturing facilities.

The tool has benefited from feedback received during the TRACE pilot program. TRACE has been evaluated by a number of collaborators, including the Renishaw Inc. Solutions Center, USA, the Quad Cities Manufacturing Lab—Western Illinois University, Northern Illinois University and America Makes.

The tool will be commercially available starting at the Additive Manufacturing Users Group Conference, which will take place in Chicago starting March 31.

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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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