AMFG, a leading provider of workflow automation software for additive manufacturing, today announced the release of the latest upgrade of its workflow software platform: a new Request and Ordering Portal. The new feature is a customisable solution that automates the request and order handling process for OEMs and service bureaus.
“The ability to standardise the process of receiving incoming requests or orders for parts is the first step to establishing an agile and scalable additive manufacturing process,” said Felix Doerr, AMFG’s Head of R&D and Partnerships.
“Our Request and Ordering Portal gives businesses the flexibility to eliminate the intrinsically manual nature of this process through automation,” added Doerr.
The Request and Ordering Portal is part of AMFG’s modular, end-to-end workflow software platform. For OEMs, the portal, which can be customised to any type of workflow process or application, offers a flexible way for AM departments to standardise the request management process.
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“The vast majority of companies are struggling to streamline the way in which they receive requests for parts internally, and this is compounded when AM operations are spread across multiple locations,” added Doerr.
“Our portal helps to standardise the data that can be submitted to the AM or RP department from the outset, and automates the process so that machine operators no longer have to spend a huge proportion of their time on manually verifying each individual request,” adds Doerr.
The flexibility of the new upgrade means that service bureaus can also use the Portal to offer an enhanced, digital experience for their customers. “Other solutions on the market are often difficult to use and offer a poor user experience. We’ve ensured that our new Request and Ordering Portal includes functionality that will enable service bureaus to communicate more easily with their customers and offer an unmatched user experience,” explains Doerr.
“Having customers within both the OEM and service bureau markets, we’re continually striving to develop a product that offers the flexibility required to serve the needs of both markets and their unique workflows. Ultimately, our vision behind the new Request and Ordering Portal is to ensure that AMFG continues to provide the most flexible, customisable workflow software solution on the market,” concluded Mr. Doerr.