PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) and 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) announced that 3D Systems has selected and plans to embed the ThingWorx Platform into its 3D printers, enabling intelligent monitoring and remote service and maintenance.
This move will maximize 3D Systems’ printers availability and productivity. Customers will be able to create real time dashboards to monitor the printers, which could give valuable insight and actionable intelligence into the printers’ operations and materials status.
The integration will also give 3D Systems visibility into the service requirements of the printers, enabling the company to remotely diagnose and, in some cases, remotely service the printer, speeding repairs for better overall machine productivity.
“We believe the capabilities enabled through ThingWorx technology can help us deliver the machine uptime required in production environments,” said Carol Zampell, vice president, software, 3D Systems. “This will enable our customers to gain a distinct business advantage through improved resource utilization, business insight, and overall gains in productivity.”
3D Systems previously announced the integration of its 3D Sprint SDK with Creo design software from PTC to enable seamless CAD-to-print function, as well as a full set of print management tools.