AMFG & HP To improve additive manufacturing production through System Connectivity

A new collaboration between software company AMFG and 3D printer manufacturer HP will facilitate machine control and monitoring for operators using Multi-Jet Jet Fusion systems.

Engineers currently deal with long and complex tables of sensor data that are difficult to make head or tail of. This issue is often the result of a lack of connectivity across the AM workflow. To address this challenge, AMFG and HP have integrated HP 3D Application Programming Interface (API) with AMFG’s MES software.

As a reminder, AMFG’s software integrates modules that standardise the request management process, and streamline the production management and scheduling as well as post-processing management.

In this specific case, HP Jet Fusion users will be able to connect directly with their systems through AMFG’s software, track production status and receive critical alerts and information in real time. In other words, operators could establish a seamless transfer of data at every stage of AM production.

For example, AMFG explains that by accessing real-time solution data, including system utilisation, failure rate, and processing parameters, HP Jet Fusion users can fully understand AM operational performance and optimise processes to drive production efficiency. 

 “Companies must comply with stringent quality assurance and repeatability requirements if they want to use AM in production. One thing helping companies meet these requirements is machine connectivity. With their strategy around API’s, HP have read the needs of the AM industry perfectly. It’s been an honour for AMFG to partner with HP and be the first additive MES to integrate fully with HP 3D printers”, states Danny Winn, VP Growth & Innovation at AMFG.

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