Bluestreak introduces its new real-time quality management software for Additive Manufacturing

January 7, 2019

January 7, 2019

Throughput Consulting Inc., Delafield, Wisconsin, USA, a software development company and the creator of Bluestreak™, a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and Quality Management System (QMS), has launched Bright AM™, a production platform designed to track, manage and support the unique requirements of Additive Manufacturing. The software tracks the process of disparate parts additively manufactured together on a single build plate, as well as enabling the management and tracking of everything from incoming orders to works in progress and delivery confirmation.

Bright AM also supports the incorporation of unique serial numbers on each part and tracks serial numbers through the production process, recording any non-conformance, a critical requirement for such industries as aerospace, aviation and medical.

Todd Wenzel, President/CTO of Throughput and Bluestreak, stated, “Although the Additive Manufacturing industry has been rapidly evolving into a viable production technology, what individual companies are working out for themselves, is quality processes with repeatability. With so many parameters, how do you track, validate processes and ultimately pass certification which is necessary to compete in the bevy of industries of which AM benefits? That’s where Bright AM excels.”

Bright AM is expected to enable businesses to conform to individual part specification requirements while automatically creating and maintaining a fully documented audit trail, containing specification documents, operating requirements and media attachments as well as automatically cross-reference specifications to everything it impacts within the system. According to the company, the platform can be customised to mirror the unique business workflows of individual companies.

January 7, 2019

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