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L’Oréal Selects AMFG’s Additive MES Software to Streamline Its AM Workflows

 

Additive MES Software
Above: Product packaging samples being 3D printed/Image Source: L’Oréal

 

AMFG, a leading provider of workflow automation and MES software for 3D printing, has announced today that L’Oréal, a leading personal care brand, has chosen AMFG’s Additive MES software to optimise rapid prototyping workflows at its 3D printing lab. The software will optimise L’Oréal’s order handling and accelerate prototypes turnaround

L’Oréal has been using 3D printing for quite a while but as its 3D printing volumes are increasing, the company decided to invest in a solution that can support this growth and selected AMFG’s Additive MES software as its 3D printing workflow management platform. 

AMFG’s Additive MES Software

Additive MES Software
Above: AMFG develops and delivers workflow automation software for additive manufacturing/Image Credit: AMFG

Fundamentally, an Additive Manufacturing Execution System supports the management, monitoring and automation of all real-time processes related to AM production. This encompasses all of the stages of the production workflow, such as ordering, scheduling and quality assurance management.

A robust Additive MES solution has the ability to track and document all AM production data in real time. This could, for example, include production costs, material usage and order turnaround time, to enable greater process control, facilitate better decision-making and maximise efficiency.

AMFG’s MES software for 3D printing empowers manufacturers to manage their additive manufacturing workflows and achieve streamlined, automated processes.

L’Oréal Integrates AMFG’s Software for 3D Printing

MES Software for 3D Printing
Above: L’Oréal employee checks the 3D printed part/Image Source: L’Oréal

L’Oréal has implemented AMFG’s ordering portal, instant price calculation software and data visualisation tools, to simplify the internal ordering of prototypes from engineers and designers.

Matthew Forrester, Additive Technical Manager at L’Oréal said, “Considering our 3D printing volumes of thousands of parts per year, investing in an Additive MES software has been a natural step for us. We chose AMFG for its vast functionality and the ability to customise it to our needs.”

Using AMFG’s ordering portal, engineers and designers at L’Oréal can easily order and re-order 3D-printed parts, as well as track the status of their orders online. 

The backend system also empowers 3DLab assistants to track incoming requests, price 3D parts using custom pricing formulae and visualise 3D designs. The latter allows anybody in the team to quickly check 3D files before placing orders. 

Furthermore, using AMFG’s software, engineers can convert files into multiple file formats without having to use any file conversion software and automatically analyse and repair the most common file errors. 

Digitising the ordering workflow will go a long way to help L’Oréal automate manual processes, standardise the order submission process and create a better user experience for internal users of AM. 

Matthew Forrester added, “Integrating AMFG’s MES software for 3D printing allows us to automate previously manual and time-consuming processes, like 3D parts ordering. This, in turn, helps us to improve the efficiency of our 3DLabs and ensures that our engineers and designers get prototypes in the fastest way possible.”

Danny Winn, VP of Growth and Innovation at AMFG, says. “Rapid prototyping remains the most common 3D printing use case. RP departments at large companies, like L’Oréal, face a lot of challenges when it comes to submitting and managing 3D printing requests. 

Our workflow automation software helps to reduce the time spent on manual submission tasks and automates the process of analysing and pricing AM orders. 

We’re honoured to partner with L’Oréal and provide our workflow automation solution that helps them streamline their rapid prototyping workflow.” 

About AMFG: AMFG is a leading provider of MES software for 3D printing. The software solution empowers manufacturers to manage their additive manufacturing workflows and achieve streamlined, automated processes.

About L’Oréal: L’Oréal has devoted itself to beauty for over 100 years. With its unique international portfolio of 35 diverse and complementary brands, the Group generated sales amounting to 27.99 billion euros in 2020 and employs 85,400 people worldwide.


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