May 17, 2022
Markforged announces a partnership with 3YOURMIND, a developer of additive manufacturing (AM) workflow software solutions, to integrate Markforged’s Eiger software platform with 3YOURMIND’s manufacturing execution software (Agile MES) and other lifecycle management tools via application programming interface. This level of connectivity is the next step toward Industry 4.0 adoption and digital transformation on the factory floor.
“With Eiger, Markforged is advancing interoperability with cloud and business system tooling to enable deeper penetration of additive into our customers’ manufacturing ecosystems with the traceability, reporting and security required in these digital workflows,” says Ted Plummer, director of Product Management, Software at Markforged.
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 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 Blacksmith software, which enables in-process part inspection and automatically appends a printed part’s quality assurance report to its digital record.
“3YOURMIND is excited to partner with Markforged to expand API integrations for 3YOURMIND and Markforged users who value secure data handling due to the sensitivity of their data,” says Aleksander Cizsek, founder and CEO of 3YOURMIND. “As a result of this partnership, manufacturers will have more intuitive, streamlined access to machine data to further empower their production capabilities and discover new avenues for workflow efficiency.”
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 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.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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