AM-Flow, a provider of manufacturing solutions that drive the digitalization and automation of additive manufacturing (AM) processes post-production, will use Formnext Connect to outline how its technology can provide the missing link for those seeking to scale-up volume within AM production. The company will also introduce its AM-BAGGING module.
Using machine learning and an Industry 4.0 approach, AM-Flow’s modular systems combine to provide a complete end-to-end solution that overcomes the challenges from producing hundreds of different geometries, sometimes within a single batch. These comprise the identification, sorting, quality control, handling, transportation and packaging of 3D-printed parts.
The heart of the AM-Flow ‘stack’ is AM-VISION, which uses 3D shape recognition to enable rapid and reliable identification of 3D printed parts based on their geometry. Once these parts are identified, they can be sorted (using AM-SORT), handled and picked with state-of-art gripper technology (AM-PICK) and transported via the use of fully autonomous cobots (AM-ROUTE).