Industrial start-up Handddle, Talence, France, will present Line, an Industrial IoT platform, at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2023, scheduled to take place January 5-8.
The development and commercial delivery of Line aims to address the challenges faced when scaling Additive Manufacturing to industrial volumes. Despite the industry’s growing maturity, Handddle reported that it has noted a gap in many AM factories: a lack of the process and workflow knowledge that could allow companies to move more quickly from the R&D phase to industrialisation.
Handddle believes that a full understanding of everything that happens in the factory will be the key to producing quality parts at scale and industrialising Additive Manufacturing. Line is said to be capable of transforming factory data into actionable insights with AI apps to meet production goals.
“The innovation lies in the combination of advanced technologies such as Computer Vision, Machine Learning and Edge Data Acquisition,” stated Pierre Marigo, the company’s co-founder and CTO. “Implementing smart environments is the next step toward a Factory Floor Revolution led by data-driven manufacturing strategies to help in the implementation of new product lines.”
The startup reportedly took inspiration for this solution from the autonomous vehicle industry and applied it to digital manufacturing one. “We developed a turnkey-agnostic solution to autonomously collect data from any equipment and enable alerts and decision making automation,” added Marigo.
Through process monitoring, Handddle follows the life of a part from raw material to its ready-to-use state, which is increasingly required in highly regulated industries. The company has explained that – aside from its current client list in the defence, aeronautic, and medical – it has begun to have requests from other industries, including robotics and conventional manufacturing in particular.