PostProcess Launches CONNECT3D Additive Manufacturing Platform
The CONNECT3D platform is an addition to the company’s current full-stack solution of hardware, chemistry, and software.
March 24, 2022
PostProcess Technologies, developer of automated and intelligent post-printing solutions for industrial 3D printing, reports that its CONNECT3D Additive Manufacturing Platform is now available. The CONNECT3D platform is an addition to the company’s current full-stack solution of hardware, chemistry, and software, and complements the current AUTOMAT3D software application.
PostProcess’s innovation, the CONNECT3D Additive Manufacturing Platform, applies AI capabilities to automatically generate optimized recipes for part-specific requirements. The platform also leverages Industrial IoT capabilities.
As an Industry 4.0 solution, CONNECT3D integrates with factory automation systems to support initiatives that automate lights-out manufacturing for part production. The platform is built on an open architecture that includes public application programming interfaces to unify the additive digital thread and interoperate with third-party software applications across the additive workflow, such as manufacturing execution system solutions, print management software and CAD applications.
CONNECT3D enables PostProcess customers to maximize additive manufacturing workflows with several features:
- intuitive presentation of alerts and alarms for real-time operations management and access to historical information;
- planning and scheduling features for maximum use and efficient operations;
- remote monitoring for anytime-anywhere visibility to system status and supervisory management and control;
- notification services over text or email to stay informed of process status in real time; and
- enterprise-grade features such as role-based user administration, license management and security.
“Our CONNECT3D Additive Manufacturing Platform sets the stage for the industry’s next step-function advancement in additive manufacturing,” says Rich Caplow, PostProcess VP of Product. “Today in additive manufacturing data is captured and connected in the design and printing phases, but the digital thread for a 3D part is cut off prior to its final finished stage. CONNECT3D links the finishing, or post-printing stage, to the part’s digital thread to unify the complete workflow.”
The CONNECT3D Additive Manufacturing Platform is available now as an annual subscription service.
CONNECT3D will be available for a live demonstration at the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) conference in Chicago at booth P25, April 3 to 7.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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