PostProcess Technologies’ CONNECT3D Additive Manufacturing Platform now available

March 25, 2022

PostProcess Technologies Inc., Buffalo, New York, USA, reports that its CONNECT3D Additive Manufacturing Platform is now available. CONNECT3D is the latest addition to the company’s current full-stack solution of hardware, chemistry and software, complementing the current AUTOMAT3D software application.

The CONNECT3D Additive Manufacturing Platform utilises AI to automatically generate optimised recipes for unique, part-specific requirements. The platform also leverages Industrial IoT capabilities to optimise solution performance and maximise customer value, explains PostProcess Technologies.

“Our CONNECT3D Additive Manufacturing Platform sets the stage for the industry’s next step-function advancement in Additive Manufacturing,” stated Rich Caplow, PostProcess VP of Product. “Today in Additive Manufacturing, data is captured and connected in the design and printing phases, but the digital thread for a 3D part is cut off prior to its final finished stage. CONNECT3D links the finishing, or post-printing stage, to the part’s digital thread to unify the complete workflow.”

As an Industry 4.0 solution, CONNECT3D integrates with factory automation systems to support initiatives that automate lights-out manufacturing for high-scale part production. Furthermore, the platform is built on an open architecture that includes public APIs to unify the additive digital thread and interoperate with third-party software applications across the Additive Manufacturing workflow, such as MES solutions, print management software, and CAD applications.

CONNECT3D enables PostProcess customers to maximise their Additive Manufacturing workflows with several mission-critical features:

  • Intuitive presentation of alerts and alarms for real-time operations management and access to historical information
  • Planning and scheduling features for maximum utilisation and efficient operations
  • Remote monitoring for anytime-anywhere visibility to system status and supervisory management and control
  • Notification services over text or email to stay informed of process status in real-time
  • Enterprise-grade features such as role-based user administration, efficient license management, and robust security

Tugce Uslu, Analyst at Lux Research, commented, “With the introduction of the CONNECT3D platform, PostProcess is using data analytics and machine learning to improve the performance of its full-stack solutions. PostProcess recognises the necessity of unifying printing and post-printing processes into an end-to-end solution. Its software is one of the main differentiators of the company as it focuses on end-to-end process optimisation using AI. This positions PostProcess as one of the leaders in automated post-processing technology.”

The CONNECT3D Additive Manufacturing Platform is available now as an annual subscription service.

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