Authentise, a leader in data-driven workflow tools for additive manufacturing, released a mobile web application for its users. The app uses scans of QR codes implanted on travelers to help operators move parts through manual post processing stages such as powder or support removal, inspection, testing and more. This makes it easy for operators to track parts in progress, and allows managers to see order progress and details on traceability reports for customers. The data these actions generate can also be used in Authentise’s Machine Learning algorithms to improve time estimates, quality predictions and more.
“Despite the fact that additive devices are nearly entirely digital, the entire process is far from it,” says Andre Wegner, CEO of Authentise. “Our software already retrieves data from additive devices, including some post processing tools, but that’s not enough. Manual process steps are tedious enough for operators; reporting their progress shouldn’t be. This app helps make the life of the operator easier.”
The App will be available as a trial release in the Google Play store next week or via the web. In addition, Authentise released a minimalist traveler that allows additive manufacturing facilities to start the process of going completely paperless. Additional functionality will be released in the coming weeks, including the ability to add attachments such as images and notes to each production step, and the ability for operators with the right permissions to jump and undo process steps.
Authentise will be present at AMUG, Booth 37, to demonstrate its workflow tool and app.