- 3YOURMIND Delivers End-to-End Additive Manufacturing Workflow by Integrating Markforged’s Eiger Software to Facilitate Industry 4.0 Adoption
Markforged, the creator of The Digital Forge, announced a partnership with 3YOURMIND, a developer of additive manufacturing workflow software solutions, to integrate Markforged’s Eiger software platform with 3YOURMIND’s manufacturing execution software (Agile MES) and other lifecycle management tools via API to facilitate Industry 4.0 adoption. This level of seamless connectivity is the next step in the factory floor’s digital transformation.
Markforged’s proprietary Blacksmith software is also included in the integration, which enables in-process part inspection and automatically appends a printed part’s quality assurance report to its digital record.
“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. At a time of global supply chain disruption, making it easier to print, verify and use 3D printed parts in mission critical applications is more important than ever.”– Ted Plummer, Director of Product Management, Software at Markforged
Barrier to Industry 4.0 Adoption
A primary barrier to Industry 4.0 adoption is the disjointed nature of tools in the additive manufacturing workflow which block adoption of true digital transformation. To fill this void, 3YOURMIND (Agile MES) and Markforged (Eiger) have joined forces to provide an end-to-end automated solution that allows users to create, order, and schedule prints on Markforged printers directly from their product lifecycle management systems. The integration is intended to provide real-time visibility into the state and performance of a multi-vendor fleet of printers, allowing a shop’s assets from various OEMs to be monitored through a single point of contact.
“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. 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.”– Aleksander Cizsek, Founder and CEO of 3YOURMIND
Markforged Eiger Software
Eiger is data-driven manufacturing software that allows manufacturers to 3D print parts on demand, right at the point of need. It powers the world’s largest connected fleet of 3D printers, offering automated workflows and real-time analytics. Eiger uses AI to continuously improve and provide users with over-the-air software updates. All customers of Eiger Fleet, Markforged’s enterprise software solution, have access to Eiger’s API. Customers of Eiger Fleet have used the Eiger API to automatically print parts as they reach the end of their life cycle or as part of a digital kanban inventory system. The integration with 3YOURMIND offers an out-of-the-box experience that simplifies production-ready performance.
Tom Kelly, Executive Director and CEO of Automation Alley said, “Eiger has been instrumental in harnessing the power of our connected fleet of 3D printers during our recent Project DIAMOnD initiative in Michigan. Over 300 local manufacturers have banded together to create a powerful, distributed network and today they are creating tourniquet parts to assist medical efforts in Ukraine. This use cases illustrates the power of true digital transformation in the manufacturing industry, and we’re excited to see how 3YOURMIND’s integration of Eiger API continues to improve these capabilities.”
Markforged will be demonstrating the new FX20 and unveiling new Eiger features at RAPID + TCT, which will be held at Huntington Place in Detroit from May 17-19. 3YOURMIND will be at booth #3622, and Markforged will be at booth #3808.
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