APWorks’ AMXpert offers online part optimisation and ordering of metal AM parts

July 24, 2018

July 24, 2018

AMXpert offers online part optimisation and ordering of metal Additive Manufacturing parts

APWorks new online platform, AMXpert, enables online ordering of optimised metal AM parts (Courtesy APWorks)


APWorks, Taufkirchen, Germany, has launched AMXpert, a new online ordering platform for metal AM parts that combines cost analysis, printability checks and real-time feedback. A part screening system, said to be able to identify parts suitable for metal Additive Manufacturing based on various algorithms, includes validated print job data as well as evaluations of the part’s optimisation potential.

Based on print job data and machine learning algorithms each uploaded part will be automatically assessed and positioned in the ideal orientation for AM, with customers having the opportunity to choose from various high-performance build materials, including AlSi10Mg, Scalmalloy®, Ti6Al4V, and 1.4404. Post-processing steps may vary between heat treatment, machining, and a surface finish. Quality tests available include CT and 3D scanning, and the qualification process involves test series required for qualification certificates such as CoC or EASA Form 1.

Joachim Zettler, Managing Director at APWorks, stated, “Virtual technologies and Additive Manufacturing are enabling the industrial world to achieve more while producing less waste, weight, and costs, as well as freeing designers to explore complex shapes that could not be manufactured using traditional processes. AMXpert is fast, intuitive and beneficial. By enabling a fully digital process chain in one tool, from part screening and analysis, to optimisation potential assessment, to price calculation and the online order process, it truly brings Additive Manufacturing to the next level.”

Quotes generated by AMXpert cover the costs for the entire metal AM process, including costs for various metal options. Post-processing steps and qualification processes can be added optionally, and it is also possible to specify a requested delivery date for priority production time. Once an order is placed, the system provides customers with real-time updates on the order status of their parts.


July 24, 2018

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