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Spectroplast Increases Machine Utilization by 50%

News Devin Culham | February 28, 2022 | 2 min read

Spectroplast increases machine utilization by 50% using 3YOURMIND's Agile ERP and Agile MES software.

Spectroplast, a Zurich-based additive manufacturing (AM) service bureau specializing in high-resolution 3D printing of silicone parts, has partnered with 3YOURMIND as the solution provider for its enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacture execution system (MES) software needs.

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3YOURMIND's Agile ERP enables Spectroplast to track and manage its production orders, while the Agile MES module assists with the production management of AM systems. As a result, Spectroplast witnessed significant improvements in sales efficiency, price quote to order time, and machine utilization.

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Spectroplast by the Numbers

Spectroplast’s key results from using 3YOURMIND AM workflow software include:

  • Increased efficiency and sales by 25%
  • Price quote to order time decreased by 20%
  • Improved machine utilization by 50%
  • Production timelines decreased by 50%

Due to automated price quotes and improved machine utilization, Spectroplast launched its express service, enhancing production time from ten days to five days.

“We increased capacity and machine utilization by operating print jobs that match available capacity with current demand,” says Petar Stefanov, Chief Technical Officer. “As a result, we’re now able to get more parts per machine by using 3YOURMIND.” 

Spectroplast recently made waves as a premier silicone AM service provider at the world’s largest industry trade show, Formnext, in Frankfurt, Germany.

“3YOURMIND’s partnership with Spectroplast demonstrates how additive manufacturing workflow efficiency can lead to measurable results,” says 3YOURMIND CEO and Founder Stephan Kühr. “We look forward to witnessing Spectroplast continue to innovate as an AM service provider.”

About Spectroplast:

Founded in 2018, Spectroplast is an award-winning spin-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland, that developed the world’s first silicone 3D printing technology. As an additive manufacturing service provider, Spectroplast has successfully bridged the gap to meet a longstanding demand on the market for silicone additive manufacturing.


3YOURMIND’s unique end-to-end workflow software enables industry leaders to build on-demand distributed production models. 3YOURMIND offers Enterprise Software to automate additive manufacturing processes and workflows. Its modularized product suite standardizes every aspect of the additive manufacturing (AM) supply chain, from creating digital qualified parts inventories to shop-floor processes automation. The Agile PLM analyzes historical part data to build a digital inventory of AM-ready parts. The Agile ERP automates AM pricing, production recommendations, and routine business processes for order management. The Agile MES optimizes scheduling, transparency, and quality assurance tracking along the AM production chain. The software lays the foundation for agile manufacturing with end-to-end transparency, traceability, and flexibility. 3YOURMIND is a global organization with headquarters in Berlin, Germany, and satellite offices throughout Europe and the United States.

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