By designing and attaching templated work plans for each part order within an assembly, representatives which are processing parts for post-production will be automatically notified once work is in their queue. The module, part of Link3D’s MES platform, will list the steps required to process a 3D printed job till completion. Detailed post-processing information will include responsible parties and descriptions and/or checklists for each step in the development of the part. Easy drag-and-drop, Kanban, Gantt Chart and List views allow facility users get a 9 foot view and 9 second view of their production schedules. Allowing technicians to trace and track their activities from beginning-to-end with built-in quality management solutions.
Link3D Co-Founder and CTO, Vishal Singh, explains: “With dynamic routing and smart scheduling algorithms, Link3D aims to drastically improve the operational efficiency of additive production, particularly for OEM’s looking to adopt series production. Furthermore, capturing and tracking data at each stage creates the perfect platform to enables data-driven automation.”
Building on the company’s blockchain technology launched earlier this year, the aim of this post processing solution is to ensure the digital thread is maintained throughout the downstream manufacturing process. With Link3D’s post-processing management technology, the entire process is centralised and streamlined, eliminating the need for multiple systems to manage AM production.
Shane Fox, Link3D Co-Founder & CEO says, “Link3D’s mission is to develop exciting software solutions to advance the future of additive manufacturing. Link3D believes in developing technology to increase productivity and help organisations scale to series production. A true additive manufacturing execution system is crucial to achieve this mission. “
Post-processing management provides a closed-loop yield management system if parts fail during any post-processing stage. To add, Link3D’s PPS technology will allow for distributed manufacturing across internal and external post-processing vendors to provide companies with the tools to streamline their entire 3D printed projects.