Last week was another big week for the industry. 3YOURMIND has secured €1.3M to improve machine learning in its software suite. The funding has been granted by the investment bank of Berlin and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Additive Manufacturing is ready for machine learning

It’s been a few years already that industry players talk about the importance of machine learning to enhance the manufacturing process. The integration of this technology could be seen both at the hardware and software levels.

As far as 3DYOURMIND is concerned, it should be noted that we have witnessed various advancements from the SaaS company, starting in 2016 with the online B2B solution that automates processing and management of 3D print orders. Other milestones for the company include the addition of the AM Part Identifier and the Agile Manufacturing Execution System (Agile MES) for transparent and optimized production floor scheduling..

With the funding, the company will now focus on interlinking their software suite with machine learning to improve depth of optimization, lower processing costs and move additive manufacturing towards truly automated production streams. In other terms, the Software specialists will add artificial neural networks (ANNs) into their software.

 For those who may not know, ANNs are a solution for programming challenges that have little or no explicit, systematic knowledge available.

“Our software makes it simple and cost effective for companies to enter and scale additive manufacturing. By adding more machine learning to our software we will multiply the effectiveness of AM programs. AM is already a data-driven production method, and we are the leading company to focus on connecting and optimizing workflows using that data. 3YOURMIND is developing the software infrastructure to a level of automation we call agile manufacturing; the ability to quickly and accurately adapt production to customer needs and company resources.“ Stephan Kühr, CEO, 3YOURMIND.

Peter Schwarz, Project Manager at Förderbar confirms: “3YOURMIND has already proven its innovation, strength and efficiency through cooperation in the past. We know they will use this new funding to add to the speed of AM adoption around the world. Förderbar is proud to support them securing this funding to incorporate AI into their software and help 3YOURMIND further extend its technological lead.”

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