- Agnostic Production Planning & Machine Scheduling System Helps Companies Achieve Maximum Manufacturing Capacity
September 2018 – New York, NY - Link3D, provides a centralized software platform for your Industrial 3D Printing workflow across internal or external additive manufacturing ecosystems. Link3D introduces a suite of solutions designed to streamline your end-to-end processes with blockchain security, connecting the Digital Thread and maximizing the efficiency of your 3D Printing production. The team is excited to announce the availability of its Link3D Production Planning System (PPS) powered by Advanced Build Simulation and machine connectivity.
Link3D PPS is an additive manufacturing scheduling solution that enhances Link3D’s software for application engineers and shop floor managers to efficiently run their 3D printers and provide an automated way to:
- Plan builds from order submission to delivery
- Forecast accurate production lead times + material usage with Advanced Build Simulation
- Manage finite scheduling, production dispatching + schedule execution with machine connectivity
- Visualize and manage orders and facility capacity
- Trace and track the genealogy of the build
“Our comprehensive predictive models are made to forecast AM production and costing outputs by accounting for labor, hardware model, AM technology, post-processing and including material science variables like specific gravity and viscosity.” Shane Fox, CEO & Co-Founder of Link3D explains. To add, “Link3D PPS utilizes machine learning algorithms to make recommendations for placing work orders on the correct machines based on machine availability to achieve real-time distributed manufacturing.”
Earlier this year, Link3D announced the first ever blockchain technology for AM to provide higher levels of file integrity, security, and traceability to help companies move towards mass adoption of AM. Link3D PPS will use blockchain technology to track and trace all data logged and generated to help organizations validate and certify their processes.
Link3D launched across multiple OEMs and Service Bureaus this year, Co-founders, Shane Fox and Vishal Singh, are confident that Link3D will help organizations achieve on-demand manufacturing across their internal facilities and AM partners. “Blockchain technology powering Link3D PPS is a step forward to enabling organizations to trace, track, validate and certify processes to help organizations move towards achieving 100% repeatability in 3D Printing production.” Vishal K. Singh, CTO of Link3D.
Link3D develops advanced additive manufacturing software solutions to connect the Digital Thread for OEMs and Tier 1 Service Bureaus. Link3D software centralizes your AM workflows across internal or external manufacturing ecosystems by introducing a suite of solutions designed to streamline your end-to-end processes. Link3D combines data science, physics-based algorithms and science-based applications across each AM solution.