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Topic: Machine Connectivity

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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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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