Markforged announced a partnership with 3YOURMIND to integrate Markforged’s Eiger software platform with 3YOURMIND’s manufacturing execution software (Agile MES) and other lifecycle management tools via API.
This level of connectivity is the next step toward Industry 4.0 adoption and digital transformation on the factory floor. A primary barrier to Industry 4.0 is the disjointed nature of tools in the additive manufacturing workflow which block adoption of true digital transformation.
To address this gap, 3YOURMIND and Eiger now connect to deliver an end-to-end automated solution that is intended to enable users to create, order and schedule prints on Markforged printers directly from their product lifecycle management systems.
The integration is designed to provide real-time visibility into the state and performance of a multi-vendor fleet of printers, allowing a single point of monitoring for a shop’s assets from various OEMs.
The integration also includes Markforged’s proprietary Blacksmith software, which enables in-process part inspection and automatically appends a printed part’s quality assurance report to its digital record.
Eiger is cloud-based and data-driven manufacturing software that enables manufacturers to 3D print parts on demand, right at the point of need.
It drives the largest connected fleet of 3D printers worldwide, providing automated workflows and real-time analytics.
Eiger leverages AI to continuously improve and provide over-the-air software updates to users. Access to Eiger’s API is included for all customers of Eiger Fleet, Markforged’s enterprise software solution. Eiger Fleet customers have leveraged the Eiger API to automatically print parts as they reach end of life, or as part of a digital kanban inventory system.
The integration with 3YOURMIND provides an out-of-the-box experience, making production-ready performance simple.
Markforged is exhibiting at RAPID + TCT held at Huntington Place in Detroit from May 17-19, talking about this integration, demoing the new FX20 and unveiling new Eiger features.
Markforged will be at booth #3808 and 3YOURMIND will be at booth #3622.