Link3D launches AMWatch, providing direct, real-time monitor of machines

April 29, 2021

Link3D, Boulder, Colorado, USA, has launched its AMWatch™ Internet of Things (IoT) Platform. AMWatch™ is reported to enable direct interaction with AM Machines to monitor the progress of builds, derive insights from sensor data, and vastly improve and automate quality management systems.

Mirco Schöpf, Product Line Manager Software, EOS, commented, “As a valued member of the EOS Developer Network, Link3D advances digitalisation of Additive Manufacturing. Key success factors of a scalable digital production are the ease of integration and a single source of truth for production and quality data. AMWatch can be seamlessly integrated with EOS’ open APIs. This will allow our customers to optimise their production real-time and to make sound decisions based on what is happening in the factory.”

Information from AMWatch is connected to Link3D MES, with dashboards, and provides real-time machine updates to enable production decisions and allowing users to visually observe operating conditions of the Additive Manufacturing machine remotely. Additionally, the data gathered can help pinpoint manufacturing anomalies and trends throughout the production process that can impact quality.

The real-time data repository becomes the backbone for quality system analytics to allow for the identification of root causes of part defects. Better understanding this information can improve the speed-to-market for qualified and certified parts, making this type of insight critical in maintaining a user’s part certifications and upholding standard/regulations.

“AMWatch can improve visibility to the additive production environment and provide more robust analytics for real-time decision making, ultimately leading to improved manufacturing yield rates, quality systems, and machine utilisation,” stated Vishal Singh, Link3D co-founder and CTO. “Link3D’s new product will enable organisations to establish the foundation of a data-driven additive manufacturing ecosystem.”

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