Formnext 2019

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November 19 - 22, 2019
Frankfurt, Germany
Hall 11.1 Booth E61
Stephan Kühr

Presentations by 3YOURMIND

Industrial 3D printing applications have moved from prototypes to functional products. To lead this revolution in manufacturing, we need to optimize, automate and connect processes.
Stephan Kühr

Stephan Kühr (CEO, 3YOURMIND)


Why Standardizing Machine Connectivity is Essential for Serial AM


While the AM industry is focused on Serial Additive Manufacturing it still lacks clear protocols, standardized data for communication and intelligent software to track and distribute production. Agile manufacturing will remain a buzzword until these standards are established.


Stephan Kühr from 3YOURMIND will present the progress of the Universal Machine Tool Interface working group (umati) - an additive manufacturing protocol which will support both receiving and sending standardized production data. Kühr will detail the work of 3YOURMIND in establishing drivers and aggregators that connect leading machine manufacturers to a single data standard, efficiently moving data directly from production floor into manufacturing software.

The umati standard was selected as it’s designed to work with virtually all modern, automated production and post-processing machines.  Kühr will layout a roadmap for how real-time tracking and sending production data using the umati standard will move the industry towards Agile Manufacturing.

About Formnext 2019

Formnext is more than an exhibition and conference. It's an entire platform for companies from the world of additive manufacturing. Here, a veritable who’s-who from the realms of design and product development, industrial tooling, production solutions, quality management, and measurement technology comes together with leading providers in basic materials and component construction.

Meanwhile, formnext is also a place where 21,492 well-informed international visitors mingle with 470 exhibiting companies.