While the combination of materials, 3D printer and software is almost always mentioned as the way to go to manufacture a 3D printed product that meets the desired requirements, it should be noted that one of the hidden hero when it comes to series production is often a SaaS solution.
One advantage that remains constant throughout, is the ability of SaaS solutions to integrate alongside and inside the applications a company uses on a daily basis.
However, in the additive manufacturing industry, software companies that provide dedicated SaaS solutions are still in a relatively small number. Software firm CADS Additive and virtual workstation provider designairspace have just been added to this exhaustive list as they recently launched SaaS solution for 3D metal printing.
CADS Additive brings an existing expertise “around the table” since it provides key verticals such as the automotive, aerospace, rail or medical sectors with its software solution. With a key focus on metal 3D printing, the software provider has witnessed the fast pace at which this specific market of the AM industry is evolving.
By partnering together, both companies aim to simplify access to metal 3D printing. To do so, the company explains in a press communication that its customers can now use CADS Additive’s data preparation software AM-Studio online, on any device with an internet connection. This means that, rather than buying an expensive workstation and licenses; companies, employees, and freelancers can ‘rent’ the CADS Additive software for 3D printing in the cloud.
Practically, users would just need to connect over the internet using any desktop, laptop or even tablet, to utilize high-powered machines running CADS Additive from anywhere in the world.
“The cooperation with designairspace opens completely new ways for data preparation of metallic additive manufacturing. Providing our high-performance software in the cloud is a breakthrough milestone for 3D printing. We are proud to be part of this step towards the future of software deployment”, Daniel Plos, Sales Director CADS Additive GmbH states.
The best part of this deal is the pricing which can be adapted to each budget.Thanks to flexible options, users can benefit from the SaaS solution for a few hours per month, or more extensively, through multiple access. According to CADS Additive, the subscription model makes 3D printing potentially more affordable than buying traditional licenses and installing it on local workstations.
“we partner with Independent Software Vendors of 3D printing, CAD, CAM and BIM to market and run their software as a pure SaaS model. Our mission is to be the world’s leading, born-in-the-cloud CAD and BIM reseller, making any CAD and BIM software available and affordable for anyone on the planet. We’re excited and honoured that CADS Additive has selected us for their SaaS journey”, a spokesperson from designairspace concluded.
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