Stratasys Introduces Work Order Management Software

New GrabCAD Shop simplifies 3D printing workflow.

New GrabCAD Shop simplifies 3D printing workflow.

Stratasys introduced a new work order management software solution for shops that provide centralized 3D printing services. GrabCAD Shop is designed to streamline work order management processes by improving the way engineers, designers and shop operators collaborate on 3D printing orders, the company says.

According to Stratasys’ analysis, approximately 15% of work hours in a typical 3D print shop are wasted tracking down work order requirements and manually communicating status updates to engineers, designers and operators. GrabCAD Shop streamlines this process. Requiring no IT implementation support, the cloud-based software organizes print work requests, CAD files, and project specs all in one space.

As jobs progress, shop operators and engineers receive status updates on the platform and via email. GrabCAD Shop comes prepopulated with Stratasys printers and materials so that any Stratasys customer can achieve immediate value, the company says. It also provides the ability to add third-party printers and traditional fabrication technology systems.

“Today, communication of requirements between designers, engineers and shop operators is inefficient and lacks traceability. This results in a loss of productivity,” says Paul Giaconia, vice president of Product Software for Stratasys. “GrabCAD Shop streamlines 3D printing work order management so that shop operators can focus their valuable time on making and delivering parts to their end users.”

Stratasys added software development capability through its acquisition of GrabCAD in 2014, and the development of Stratasys’ GrabCAD Print software, which makes it easy to print native CAD files on any Stratasys printer, is now used by over 20,000 people, according to the company.

The GrabCAD Shop public beta is now available at no charge and is expected to be commercially available globally in Q1 2020. For more information on GrabCAD Shop or to join the beta program, click here. 

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

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