New York service bureau Makelab announced its partnership with AMFG, which provides automation software for industrial 3D printing. The partnership will see Makelab implementing AMFG’s automation software to make 3D printing more accessible to designers, engineers and universities, as well as automate the company’s manufacturing operations.
Headquartered in Brooklyn, Makelab provides in-house manufacturing services, including product design, production and custom finishing. To meet demand, Makelab aims to automate its entire business operations, from handling requests to production, using AMFG.
“With AMFG, we’ve found an end-to-end solution which not only takes care of the auto-quoting in a more user-friendly and intuitive way, but also takes care of managing production, which is a huge advantage for us, “ said Christina Perla, co-founder of Makelab. “We’re always looking for innovative ways to solve key issues like keeping track of all our machines, effectively packing builds and ultimately, optimising our workflow for maximum efficiency. AMFG answered all of these questions and more, so we can provide a faster, more efficient service for our customers.”
AMFG offers an on-demand portal through which customers can request parts in 4 easy steps, using the software’s auto-quoting tool.
Customers simply upload their files and receive a quotation in seconds, while on the backend, the software automatically conducts auto-analysis and repair functions, including wall-thickness analysis. Makelab will also implement AMFG’s production management system, enabling it to:
● Automatically schedule production jobs and optimise build space,
● Track parts and requests,
● Plan its post-processing services and conduct quality assurance control.
Implementing AMFG’s automation software will also enable Makelab to push forward in other areas, such as its fulfilment partnerships. The company has begun working with leading e-commerce stores, recently becoming the US arm for the fulfilment centre of one of the largest toy manufacturers in the market.