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ExOne Scout App to Monitor its Production Sand and Metal 3D Printers

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ExOne Scout App is a key step in ExOne’s strategy to surround its printers with a complete digital workflow

ExOne Scout App

Above: ExOne Scout App will help in bringing a complete digital workflow/Image Credit: ExOne

The ExOne Company, the global leader in industrial sand and metal 3D printers using binder jetting technology, announced the launch of ExOne Scout App, a secure Industry 4.0 app that provides real-time machine monitoring and analysis of production 3D printers on a wide range of digital devices, including smart phones and watches.

The ExOne Scout App is now available for download in the Apple App Store and on Google Play. ExOne Scout app is part of a feature-rich web-based program that can now deliver push notifications to smart devices about job status, printhead speed, fluid levels, temperature, humidity and other actionable manufacturing data. 

Enabled by Siemens MindSphere, an Internet-of-Things operating system with multi-layered security, the ExOne Scout App is currently designed for use with two ExOne production 3D printers:

  • The S-Max Pro sand 3D printer, which is used for the production of sand molds and cores for metalcasting parts in the aerospace, automotive, agricultural, defense, and other industries. 
  • The new X1 160Pro metal 3D printer, which is currently in production and is slated to begin shipping to industrial customers by year-end.

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Users will now be able to connect these MindSphere-powered 3D printers to Scout App in order to simplify machine monitoring, receive real-time insights and benefit from enhanced quality assurance and analysis. 

Speaking about the launch of the app, John Hartner, ExOne CEO said, “ExOne Scout App is an important step forward as we work to deliver on our vision for smart and sustainable 3D printing technology at production volumes. We plan to surround our high-speed binder jet 3D printers with a complete end-to-end digital workflow in the future. While our 3D printers remain the centerpiece, we’re looking to streamline the entire sequence of digital manufacturing around our systems with automation, software and remote monitoring and controls. ExOne Scout is a step toward delivering a complete digital manufacturing package.” 

The company revealed that the future releases of the ExOne Scout App will enable layer monitoring and analysis by camera, as well as other artificial intelligence and analysis features.

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