In the process of “moving the world to Agile Manufacturing,” 3YOURMIND announced the launch of Agile Manufacturing Execution System (MES). It expands the end-to-end AM workflow from the part ordering platform to production scheduling. Unlike other MES, this one was developed to manage the scheduling and prioritization of parts, and will significantly improve the digital management of AM Production.
The initial features will be Smart Part Prioritization and Agile Production Scheduling. When AM jobs are created, the system automatically suggests which parts to assign and when to assign them. 3Yourmind management has stated that they already have an aggressive road-map to develop the Agile MES further, based on the requirements of customers and producers in Germany.
“Our next priority is to create a strong direct connection from the Agile MES to individual machines. The collection of the real-time production data will further enable accurate production tracking and quality assurance.” says Stephan Kühr, co-founder of 3YOURMIND GmbH. “We are determined to generate a fully integrated and automated platform that can serve as the data infrastructure for the Factory of the Future,” he adds.
Features at a Glance
The Smart Part Prioritization is automatically generated from the incoming orders on the 3YOURMIND platform, which speeds up the information flow and production decision making. Keeping all order and part data submitted by the client in a single interface increases the transparency of the process. But more importantly, using the delivery dates and production specifications, the system classifies parts for jobs based on production priority and machine availability. This creates higher efficiency in resource management and machine utilization and keeps a better hold of delivery deadlines.
In the Agile Production Scheduling, jobs are assigned based on Custom Workflows that define the specific production steps, post-processing and quality control requirements of each part. The engineers in charge of the production planning can schedule jobs based on machine capacities. The dynamic interface makes it easy to adjust production when new orders need to be added. Based on the planner’s nesting behavior, the software recommends which parts can be scheduled in one job. The Agile MES also lets users reschedule failed production and manage maintenance with a single click.