Link3D, a New York-based additive manufacturing software company announced its partnership with Additive Rocket Corporation (ARC), a California ultra-low cost additive manufacturing rocket engine company. The partnership is the first step and major move for ARC to introduce Additive MES within its organization.
Link3D software will streamline ARC’s 3D printing production to produce reliable and affordable propulsion solutions, and implement a unified, data-driven approach to empower ARC to consistently follow, enforce, and comply to regulatory authorities (namely SAE International, NASA and AS9100 standards).
Link3D’s Standards Compliance Program is in its additive manufacturing workflow software and helps organizations in Aerospace & Defense increase productivity and reliability, improve market position, reduce costs and advance new technologies.
Adherence to quality control and QA requirements from each regulatory standards board (e.g.: SAE, NASA, AS9100, ISO 9001) will be embedded into Link3D’s additive manufacturing workflow software to trace and track governing standards including, but not limited to: part classification, qualification testing, process controls, material properties, finishing, cleaning and repair allowances, and part inspection.
As additive manufacturing matures, knowledge gaps in standardizing process parameter sensitivity, mechanical properties, machine calibration / maintenance, vendor quality approvals, and other risks associated with the production of high quality parts are becoming more defined. Link3D will enable its workflow software to ensure the ability to track and trace data in a secure environment.