3YOURMIND, a leading provider of software for additive manufacturing launched its full version of Agile Manufacturing Execution System (MES). At the AMUG (Additive Manufacturing Users Group) conference in Chicago (March 31 – April 4), the company is showing the applications and streamlined production workflows it has provided to early users.
The company has been working on the software for five years with participants consisting of Voestalpine, Eckhart, EOS and Tenco.
All participants connected around the vision of data-driven production floor automation. The Agile MES Early Access Program offered core features out-of-the-box. These included smart part prioritization, schedule overview of production resources and the ability to create custom AM workflows that match the specific processes in each AM service bureau. Those aspects offer immediate benefits to the program participants.
For repeated orders, all 3D files, part requirements and communication between the users and production engineers and final workflow selections were stored in a single, digital production inventory.
The next focus for the development will be machine connectivity that includes documentation of production parameters and a software evaluation of that data for quality assurance.