Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division and Authentise have partnered to extend the additive manufacturing (AM) control loop from the machine level to connect the end-to-end value chain from design, manufacturing operations and quality assurance to make additive manufacturing more predictable, repeatable and traceable.
Through the partnership, Hexagon and Authentise will build solutions to industrialize AM technology by digitizing every step of the workflow, from part design through production to final product and quality assurance utilizing their stack of technology capabilities to connect the digital thread of a part and trace its pedigree. This is made possible by a shared commitment to open architectures that integrate data and automate workflows between Hexagon´s best-of-breed applications for AM and the third-party equipment and software manufacturers chose to use.
Mathieu Pérennou, global business development director for additive manufacturing in Hexagon’s manufacturing-intelligence division said, “Together with Authentise, we are building a next-generation framework for our customers to manage flexible, fully digitized production workflows in private cloud environments. For manufacturers, AM is a complex and changing market with many excellent tools, printers and materials to apply. We believe our open and flexible systems will enable us to respond quickly to customer’s needs and integrate with their unique environments. This will connect the data flow and help streamline their workflows in all stages of the AM process—before, during and after production and support their specific standards or compliance needs.”
Andre Wegner, CEO, Authentise added, “We are excited to combine Hexagon's solutions with our open-workflow management engine to offer a unique end-to-end solution platform. Integrating data from Hexagon’s best-of-breed software and sensors helps deliver a seamless experience for users, automation across their process, and unlocks the ability to learn from data. This partnership represents a step change for the industry—together we’re delivering the integrated digital thread for additive manufacturing that customers have sought for so long.”