Oqton Partners with CASTOR
Combining Oqton and CASTOR software yields a solution for part selection, preparation, optimization and production planning when analyzing manufacturing for additive opportunities.
April 27, 2023
Oqton, a software provider, has entered a partnership with CASTOR, creator of an automated software product that helps companies identify opportunities for additive manufacturing (AM). Combining the capabilities of these companies and their products provides manufacturers with a end-to-end solution for additive manufacturing, the companies note.
The integration of CASTOR’s software with Oqton’s Manufacturing OS offers a solution for manufacturing contractors and organizations to evaluate and analyze the business case and technical feasibility of using additive for manufacturing. An automatic, artificial intelligence-driven system enables growth for on-demand production.
CASTOR’s software can analyze thousands of parts and assemblies simultaneously, automating the process. It can select the parts that would benefit from AM (as opposed to traditional manufacturing methods) and recommend the best materials and 3D printing technology, perform geometry analyses, and identify opportunities for weight reduction, and part consolidation, the company reports.
Manufacturers that use CASTOR’s software can accelerate time to final part and can reduce mechanical component costs, the company notes.
Oqton’s Manufacturing OS provides manufacturers with a unified user experience that deploys artificial intelligence across end-to-end engineering and production workflows. The company’s end-to-end additive manufacturing workflow and complete manufacturing execution system capabilities provide manufacturers with a comprehensive solution for streamlined production processes and complete traceability and visibility from order to delivery.
By integrating their respective software platforms, Oqton and CASTOR have created an end-to-end solution that covers the additive manufacturing workflow—from identifying suitable parts to design and printing, according to the companies. The integrated software platforms offer cost and lead time estimates and insights into the carbon emissions for each part.
“We’re excited to expand our trusted partner network with CASTOR,” says Roy Sterenthal, vice president, industrial additive, Oqton. “Their forward-thinking engineering expertise has enabled the creation of an automated software tool that is helping break down barriers for manufacturers to more easily adopt additive manufacturing as part of their production workflow. When CASTOR is combined with Oqton’s Manufacturing OS, we are bringing together two leading manufacturing automation solutions that will help our customers accelerate their time to market.”
“We're excited to partner with Oqton to provide a complete end-to-end solution for additive manufacturing,” says Omer Blaier, CEO of CASTOR. “Together, our solution enables companies to scale their 3D printing operations allowing them to automatically identify new business cases and drive profitable growth.”
Manufacturers interested in taking advantage of this ground-breaking solution to transform their business can visit Oqton in booth #2435 at RAPID+TCT 2023 to be held May 2-4 at McCormick Place–West Building, Chicago.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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