28 September 2020 9:55
Have you ever been in a situation where you had no clarity of what’s happening on the production floor or struggled to understand the issues creating bottlenecks?    Many such challenges are the result of poor visibility into your additive manufacturing (AM) operations.    The complexity and the digital nature of AM, demands real-time visibility and flexible control. And yet, many companies using AM have limited knowledge of their production and use outdated tools, such as paper, spreadsheets and legacy systems, to organise and manage processes.   But, what could your company achieve if you used ...
20 August 2020 9:50
The success of your AM production is riding on your manufacturing execution. That’s why it’s crucial to adopt best practices and tools to help you maximise efficiency and value of your AM operations.    Manufacturing Execution System (MES) software, designed for additive manufacturing (AM), is a crucial piece of this puzzle. Additive MES software makes AM production workflows more efficient by synchronising data between systems and coordinating tasks between people.    We’ve put together a list of five ways of how leveraging technology, like MES software, can help you achieve transparent, scalable and intelligent ...
28 July 2020 12:03
Workflow software tops the list of solutions when you need to streamline your 3D printing operations, but the process of selecting the one that can best meet your needs may be tricky.   To help you with your decision-making process, we’ve put together a list of 10 features your workflow software must have to help you get the maximum value and efficiency from your 3D printing operations.    What is a 3D printing workflow software?    3D printing workflow software, also often referred to as Manufacturing Execution System (MES), supports the management, monitoring and automation of ...
15 June 2020 12:28
AMFG's Production Scheduling System [Image credit: AMFG]   As additive manufacturing continues to move towards industrialisation, Additive Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) are becoming essential for manufacturers looking to manage their AM operations successfully.   Additive MES software plays a critical role in addressing the challenges of disconnected, manual AM processes by enabling manufacturers to track data, connect software and hardware systems and achieve full visibility across their operations.  [caption id="attachment_13860" align="alignright" width="212"] Timm Kragl, Senior Consultant at Phanos GmbH[/caption]   We caught up with Timm Kragl, Senior Consultant at Phanos GmbH, an independent AM consultancy firm headquartered ...