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Is Serial Additive Manufacturing Taking Off?

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Over the past few years, there has been a shift in how engineers approach Additive Manufacturing. Initially, the technology was focused on rapid prototyping, creating parts for testing and design iteration. But in the last five years, engineers across the world have started to focus on suitable applications for end-use goods and reaching the full potential of additive manufacturing. Medicine, aerospace, automotive, logistics, consumer goods - in every industry there are hundreds of potential products and the question is: Which products can be moved to serial additive manufacturing?

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The umati standard influences AM

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Additive manufacturing technologies and materials have made significant progress over the past several years - but even the top production houses still handle the majority of their scheduling and quality control using manual processes. This is because of the complexity of the work, the lack of best practices and the development of independent machine data systems. We know from other industries (USB, CDs, paper sizes) once those standards are in place and in use - a whole host of other processes simplify and production costs drop. The same will be true for additive manufacturing machines - the easier it is to exchange and share information, the more efficient they are. Companies across all industries involved in production are requesting a universal machine interface to ensure clear data collection, streamlined communication channels and control of different machine types. Umati enables machine vendors to provide a connectivity interface to easily connect to customer-specific software solutions.

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3YOURMIND Customer Success Stories from 2019

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At Formnext 2018 our team spoke about the arrival of serial additive manufacturing. This significant shift in the AM industry was a big impetus for 3YOURMIND to develop our Agile MES – a software module that is able to manage a far greater volume of additive manufactured parts.

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End-to-End Management Software in Additive Manufacturing

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Since its introduction in 1988, Microsoft Office has reshaped the way we work. Graphic designers, engineers and office managers now have everything they need in a complete software package. What’s the common link between software companies like Microsoft, Adobe, Autodesk and Siemens?

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Video Interview on AM Digital Inventory

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Recently, we brought together Daniel Burckhardt (Head of Product) and Brian Crotty (Marketing Director and Public Relations) to discuss the reasoning and strategies that the 3YOURMIND team used to develop the product release of their Digital Inventory.

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The Future of Car Production - AM at Local Motors

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Founded on the principle that co-creation and open collaboration will transform the world of transportation, Local Motors has rallied a global network of inspired innovators to confront the world’s most formidable challenges. In their relatively short history, they have proved the feasibility of collaborative automotive design and industrial 3D printing of many components and assemblies.

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When To Switch to Additive Manufacturing

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The emergence of new technologies makes for exciting times. Granted, additive manufacturing is hardly new, but ‘rapid prototyping’ as it was once known is now such an inadequate term it’s laughable. With recent partnerships like Adidas & Carbon and Erpro & Chanel opening the floodgates of genuine serial production, AM’s role as a profitable technology for mass-produced finished parts and direct-to-market products is irrefutable.

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Software to Track AM Quality Control and Production

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The industrial 3D printing and post-production of high-quality, end-use parts requires certified documentation. For safety-critical industries like automotive and aerospace, required QA documentation is lengthy and time consuming. 3YOURMIND has added features to their Agile MES that increase transparency and provide a thorough digital documentation trail for the entire AM production workflow.

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3YOURMIND Customer Spotlight - Postnord

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We went to the headquarter of PostNord to hear about their use of Additive Manufacturing, digital inventory and 3YOURMIND to reinvent their Supply Chain.

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Connectivity with 12 Manufacturers: Agile MES

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Bringing production floor automation to the next level will require real-time data. 3YOURMIND’s Agile MES now includes machine connectivity to bring production parameters directly into their software. All data is translated to the umati data standard for delivery speed and to support side-by-side comparison of multiple machines. This is an important step for optimizing machine utilization, adding production transparency and scaling additive manufacturing.

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