Endeavor 3D integrates Materialise CO-AM with its fleet of HP Additive Manufacturing machines

May 6, 2024

Endeavor 3D has announced its strategic relationship with Materialise NV and HP to onboard the Materialise CO-AM software platform (Courtesy HP)
Endeavor 3D has announced its strategic relationship with Materialise NV and HP to onboard the Materialise CO-AM software platform (Courtesy HP)

Endeavor 3D, Douglasville, Georgia, USA, has announced it is integrating the Materialise CO-AM software platform to bolster its HP Additive Manufacturing machine production capacity.

“Endeavor 3D has a strong collaboration with HP, and integrating Materialise CO-AM enables us to offer a better experience for our customers,” stated Janet Dickinson, Chief Operating Officer at Endeavor. “CO-AM software is the right tool for us to scale our business and achieve our efficiency initiatives in 2024, which includes a 20% increase in labour productivity and a 30% yield improvement.”

In anticipation of the growing demand for additively manufactured applications and the need to future-proof operations, Endeavor 3D has made a crucial decision to digitally transform its processes by implementing the Materialise CO-AM software platform to power its fleet of HP Multi-Jet Fusion and Metal Jet Additive Manufacturing machines. By doing so, Endeavor 3D is looking to streamline its workflow, reduce manual touchpoints, and increase efficiency through automation, maximising its production output and AM capacity.

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The adoption of Materialise CO-AM software with HP Additive Manufacturing machines is said to bring numerous benefits to Endeavor 3D. Incoming requests will be seamlessly stored in CO-AM’s order management system, ensuring efficient organisation and data storage. Team members will receive automatic notifications about status changes, enabling them to provide quicker responses to customers. When orders are ready for production, files can be seamlessly launched into Materialise’s Magics 3D Print Software for data and build preparation by utilising the Magics Nester module. This allows orders to be efficiently batched on build trays while significantly improving Endeavor 3D’s overall production output.

The CO-AM manufacturing execution system is intended to manage all HP Additive Manufacturing machines on the shop floor, providing real-time sensor data status updates for remote monitoring and quality management. This integrated system also looks to oversee critical processes such as post-processing, finishing and quality control, ensuring a seamless workflow from production to final delivery.

“We have multiple manufacturing and quality control processes, so this tool also enables us to aggregate them into a more seamless workflow,” Dickinson shared. “This update highlights Endeavor 3D’s investment in its quality control systems to ensure the highest quality output on behalf of our customers. Having a software platform that prioritises qualification makes our overall production more efficient.”

“To scale Additive Manufacturing, the industry is in need of printers that are designed for high productivity coupled with an integrated end-to-end workflow solution that focuses on lowering the cost of additive parts in production while managing quality. The collaboration between HP and Materialise delivers this solution for Endeavor 3D,” stated Arvind Rangarajan, Global Head of Software and Data, HP Personalization and 3D Printing.

“This collaboration with Endeavor 3D and HP empowers us to drive industrial volume production with Additive Manufacturing,” said Udo Eberlein, VP Software at Materialise. “The openness of the CO-AM software platform allows for deep integration with HP technology, which enables Endeavor 3D to optimise its production processes and build a strong foundation to scale as the company acquires more customers and expands its operations.”



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