3YOURMIND, Berlin, Germany has partnered with US Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific to develop a digital production workflow that enables distributed manufacturing. Adopting Additive Manufacturing and integrating 3YOURMIND’s software platform to establish an AM-specific digital thread and standardise workflows are said to be a critical part of NIWC’s mission for engineering excellence.
“It’s imperative for the US military to have secure data and production transparency to achieve operational success,” stated William Cuervo, Sr. Business Development Manager, 3YOURMIND. “With multiple, international locations equipped with a variety of AM technologies, materials and competencies – it’s valuable to have a sophisticated software strategy that collates and organises this information.”
An operational environment, such as a battlefield, relies on quick and decisive solutions. The ability to additively manufacture on-demand in distributed manufacturing locations becomes a significant advantage. The US Navy states that 3YOURMIND is the tool that makes it reliable, secure, and repeatable.
“Distributed manufacturing is a key tenant in delivering as-needed parts to the fleet,” added Cuervo. “Being able to communicate the need for specific parts, safely transmit the associated manufacturing data, and monitor production at any location across the globe gives us the ability to be more effective than ever before.”
3YOURMIND has reported its commitment to help the US Navy and NIWC Pacific develop cyber network infrastructure and knowledge management services to ensure that reliable information is securely available to those who need it.