Link3D Launches AMWatch for Monitoring and Controlling 3D Printing Variables
AnonymousMemberApril 30, 2021 at 9:20 AM
On the heels of its likely acquisition by Materialise, Link3D is continuing its development of technology for manufacturing execution systems (MES). The latest news from the company is the launch of an IoT platform that makes it possible to directly interact with 3D printers to automate quality management and gain information from sensors.
The company’s AMWatch software ties into its larger MES platform to issue real-time updates about a 3D printing system, including environmental conditions, in order to inform production management. Machine users can remotely track their builds, with the information allowing them to detect production irregularities and tendencies that can hinder the final product.
This naturally allows the operator to gain comprehension of the issues behind flaws in their parts, attempt to address them, and then improve future builds. Users can additionally perform predictive analytics based on information gathered from a variety of technologies, as well as conduct statistical process control derived from past builds. This can then be used to improve product output in subsequent builds, which not only saves time and costs, but can be particularly beneficial for businesses working under specific qualified or certified frameworks.
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