Stratasys Ltd., a leader in polymer 3D printing solutions, has announced the addition of Oqton and Riven to the GrabCAD Additive Manufacturing Platform, a part of the GrabCAD® Software Partner Program. Riven provides 3D reality intelligence for digital manufacturing. Oqton is a cloud-based manufacturing operating system company based in Ghent, Belgium.
According to Paul Giaconia, Vice President of Software Products for Stratasys, “New GrabCAD Software partners give us the ability to grow the numbers of technologies available through the GrabCAD AM Platform and allows us to support our customers’ goals by creating a connected ecosystem that supports additive manufacturing at scale. We welcome these two new partners and look forward to continuing to grow this program and supporting our customers’ Industry 4.0 initiatives.”
GrabCAD Additive Manufacturing Platform
The GrabCAD Software Partner Program is part of the GrabCAD Additive Manufacturing Platform, which uses the GrabCAD Software Development Kit to integrate GrabCAD applications with third-party GrabCAD Software Partners (SDK). The open, enterprise-ready platform allows for two-way communication between 3D printers, additive manufacturing and enterprise applications, as well as the broader Industry 4.0 infrastructure.
Oqton is a machine-agnostic, cloud-based software platform that uses artificial intelligence to automate repetitive tasks and intelligent IoT capabilities to automate the end-to-end additive manufacturing workflow, including order tracking, scheduling, latticing, build preparation, and slicing, across and beyond the production floor. Users can easily create live dashboards and automated reports to optimise their manufacturing process and get their product to market faster with the solution, which was designed specifically for additive manufacturing.
“Our solution empowers humans and machines to work together seamlessly – which is the key difference between manufacturing success and manufacturing failure. We’ve made it very easy to combine and visualize data from different machines, from different manufacturers, and across different technologies, and by partnering with Stratasys we can help our shared customers achieve automated manufacturing success.”– Benjamin Schrauwen, CEO at Oqton
Riven, an open cloud software company that specialises in 3D reality intelligence to speed up volume production of high-accuracy, end-use additive manufactured parts, has also joined the GrabCAD Partner Program. Riven’s software, which uses 3D reality data from scanners and proprietary algorithms to cut iterations and time-to-part while improving the customer experience, allows engineering and manufacturing teams to reduce iterations and time-to-part while improving the customer experience.
Riven has introduced Warp-Adapted-Model (WAMTM) capability, which allows printed production parts to be 2-10 times more accurate than parts printed from CAD across additive manufacturing technologies such as FDM®, powder bed fusion, and stereolithography. WAM enables exciting new end-use applications by scaling from single high-value parts to series production.
James Page, founder and CTO of Riven, commented, “Together with Stratasys we recognise how critical it is that production parts are delivered quickly and to spec in order for additive to reach its full potential. Riven’s next-generation predictive, machine learning technology, enables customers to realise higher part quality and reduced time to production deliveries.”
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