1000 Kelvin, the AI-driven additive manufacturing (AM) software company that recently launched AMAIZE, joins forces with Fieldmade, an expert in mobile manufacturing for rugged environments.
Together, they ambition to increase the immediate deployment of 3D printing at the front lines, enhancing strategic readiness and operational capabilities within the military sector. The announcement is made today at the Military Additive Manufacturing Summit & Technology event (MILAM).
As a reminder, Fieldmade started as a digital inventory project led by Brede Lærum, Head of the Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence at Equinor. With the division Fieldnode that was created, Fieldmade decided to focus its activities on micro-factories and the engineering part of AM.
Achieving “first-time right” field deployed 3D printing
“Our vision is to make deployable 3D printing as easy as using a vending machine. The integration of 1000 Kelvin’s AMAIZE into our products is a significant step towards this goal,” Jostein Olsen, CEO of Fieldmade states.
Due to previous collaborations with the Norwegian Armed Forces and other defense entities, Fieldmade brings a solid expertise in this vertical industry to the table.
On another note, 1000 Kelvin’s software is already integrated into production-level metal 3D printers. In case you do not know, the AMAIZE software leverages AI to provide engineers “with an AI-copilot, correcting print recipe and ensuring successful production of AM parts on the first try.”
This technology aligns seamlessly with Fieldmade’s expertise in creating deployable AM solutions, such as their NOMAD® Series of transportable AM modules. By combining their products, the two companies enable users in fields of battle to immediately begin producing parts as soon as their 3D printer modules arrive on site, ensuring swift adaptability to operational needs, a press release reads.
Omar Fergani, Ph.D., CEO and co-founder of 1000 Kelvin, highlights the potential impact of this partnership, “By combining our strengths, we’re not just advancing technology; we’re providing solutions that can save time, costs, and in critical military scenarios, even lives.”
Next to the growing list of funds that are awarded across the world by defense organizations, technology companies have started to join forces to address specific challenges faced by the military sector. The collaboration between 1000 Kelvin and Fieldmade is one of the first ones publicly announced (this year), and it’s probably not the last one.
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