3Degrees, LLC, a 3D Printing consultancy, announced the development of TRACE, a software tool that helps 3D Printing users track, warehouse, and validate key information about each item they print.
“In working with companies around the world, one consistent question they’re asking is how to ensure they ‘re meeting all relevant standards in the design and testing of parts, as well as maintaining the appropriate records they may need as parts are deployed,” said Dr. Mike Vasquez, founder of 3Degrees. “For the industry to evolve, users need tools that give them – and their end users – confidence in the processes and traceability for each part they create.”
TRACE was designed by some of the leading experts in 3D Printing, and it provides a smart, intuitive system for quality management and documentation of key production and technical data for additive manufacturing (AM). It eliminates the need for companies to build their own systems, which often prove time consuming and tedious, and may not keep pace with evolving AM standards. With TRACE, users have a simple and streamlined process with a user-friendly interface that enables traceability through all aspects of the AM workflow. It also maintains all the relevant information required for the safe and compliant operation of additive manufacturing facilities.
TRACE has been evaluated by a number of collaborators, including the Renishaw Inc. Solutions Center, USA, the Quad Cities Manufacturing Lab – Western Illinois University, Northern Illinois University and America Makes.
The tool will be commercially available starting at the Additive Manufacturing Users Group Conference, which is being held in Chicago starting on March 31st.