As the additive manufacturing industry continues to gain momentum, more and more Fortune 500 OEMs and Tier 1 Service Bureaus are finding it crucial to adopt 3D printing processes that will enable them to achieve process repeatability. Shane Fox, CEO & Co-Founder of Link3D, can talk about how a centralized AM software platform is key for connecting the Digital Thread across internal and external additive manufacturing ecosystems.
Shane will focus on several key advancements including:
-The future of additive manufacturing -- can it really become the next ‘Industrial Revolution’?
-Emerging technologies to streamline additive manufacturing processes
-Intelligent ordering system with material recommendation system to scale the spread of AM awareness
-Build simulation for forecasting AM material usage and build-time for auto-quoting, user-controlled quoting, costing, production planning
-Additive MES with 3D Printer Machine connectivity to enable workflow automation
-Downstream manufacturing management across additive workstations
-Machine learning for predictive modeling for machine scheduling, machine downtime management
-CAD, PLM, PDM integration to connect the additive manufacturing software ecosystem
-Obstacles and challenges that 3D manufacturing field will experience
-AM Supply Chain Readiness + AM Workflow Design for streamlining internal bottlenecks to speed-up order turnaround cycles from days to hours