Authentise Empowers Manufacturing Operators through Collaboration with Microsoft

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Collaboration puts Manufacturing Execution Systems in the cloud and makes digital automations available to all those on the front lines of additive production.

Philadelphia, PA, 28 March 2019 – Authentise (www.authentise.com), a leader in data-driven workflow tools for additive manufacturing, has agreed to a multi-year collaboration with Microsoft to utilize Microsoft Azure and integrate Authentise’s workflow management system into Microsoft Flow (flow.microsoft.com).

The integration with Flow, which goes live this week on the Microsoft Flow Gallery, gives operators directly involved in additive manufacturing quoting, production and analytics processes the opportunity to create their own automations without any coding knowledge. Flow allows them to connect Authentise’s data with third-party applications such as Microsoft Office 365, Quickbooks, text messaging, email and more, simply by dragging and dropping the operations into place. In doing so they can create custom alerts, dashboards, and other workflow automations to further increase transparency and efficiency in their additive manufacturing operations.

“We’re delighted to be working with Microsoft to put power into the hands of operators,” says Andre Wegner, CEO of Authentise. “Our work has shown us how creative those involved with additive production are, and how that ingenuity is often stifled within their operations. Yet, there are many ways in which they could improve their daily operations with zero risks. Thanks to this collaboration, we are giving the power to make those changes to anyone, no matter their background.”

“Danfoss’ additive operations have quadrupled over the last year,” reports Werner Stapela, Global Head of Additive Design & Manufacturing at Danfoss. “Working with Authentise has helped us manage that workload, but every operator has slightly different requirements and preferences. Giving individuals within any part of the additive workflow the opportunity to craft their own automations is the only way to ensure that the production processes is working as smoothly as possible. We’re delighted that Authentise and Microsoft have recognized this and are providing our staff with the necessary tools and integrations.”

In addition to the integration with Flow, Authentise is also switching its existing customers to Azure.

“Microsoft is pleased to help Authentise empower manufacturing workers by enabling them to create their own business workflows on the Microsoft cloud,” says Diego Tamburini, Principal Manufacturing Industry Lead for Cloud Commercial Communities at Microsoft. “By adding manufacturing-specific connectors to the Microsoft Flow gallery, Authentise is unlocking the workers’ creativity so they can improve the efficiency of their own work. With 54 regions across the globe delivering services to 140 countries, Microsoft Azure is uniquely positioned to help manufacturers meet their compliance obligations including ITAR and GDPR. While Manufacturers may have once shied away from the cloud, they are no longer doing so.”

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For information, please contact:

Andre Wegner, CEO Authentise, andre@authentise.com, +1-650-861-7077

The Authentise CEO published a background essay on the subject: Enabling Operator Driven Automation

Authentise delivers data-driven process automation software for the additive industry. It’s two products include the Additive Accelerator, a workflow management engine connected to additive machine data, and 3Diax, a platform of additive manufacturing related software modules. These tools now help some of the most exciting companies involved in additive R&D, prototyping and production to reduce effort and cost, improve traceability and transparency and deliver quality. Authentise was founded 2012 at Singularity University in California. More information is available on www.authentise.com. Visit Authentise at AMUG, Booth 37.

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Newsletter (June) – expanding direct 3D printers’ control

Let’s be partners!

Direct 3D printer control is coming, are you with us?

Authentise has a history of developing solutions that enable the users to do more with their equipment. Now, building on our work in streaming and with companies like Lowe’s and Stratasys, we are starting to move on to direct control of machines.

EOS is committed, and we can push directly information into their 3D printers. Initially, we are rolling out these features to EOS printers, but there will be many more to come.

Be an early adapter and benefit from special discounts to this program.

Controlling the user’s 3D printer will mean:

  • Nesting can be more efficient due to a more direct and data-rich approach in dealing with orders.
  • Setup can be more automated, by giving our platform the power to schedule certain operations without user’s input.
  • Quoting can be more accurate.
  • Set up each machine, generate and send the toolpaths remotely into the printers.
  • and much more!

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If you or your company have EOS 3D printers and are looking to be an early adopter of these new features, please let us know by contacting our CMO Frank Speck at frank@authentise.com.

5 Ways You Can Use Data to Improve Your Additive Manufacturing Operations in 2018

In the run-up to the New Year, we’re summarizing our key learnings of 2017 into a quick checklist for your 2018 Additive Manufacturing IT endeavors. Taking these seriously will reduce your Total Cost of Ownership and make sure you are production ready.

Let’s start with the easiest:

 

Performance Measurement

The simplest initiative is to start measuring your Overall Equipment Efficiency, Failed Build levels or other Key Performance Indicators using data from your machines. With our Machine Analytics module, you can start today with an existing dashboard or incorporate the data into your own solutions.

 

Transparency

Many of you work in organizations that already operate many printers, though you might not know where they are, what they do and how often they do it. Using device data to track your assets and processes is the first step to creating a more transparent network and learning from your experience. Our Machine Analytics module includes a Gantt chart of all historical prints fed simply by data from machines.

 

Process Automation

To see immediate ROI from your data, start by identifying manual steps you could cut out with data: How can your sales team see when the printers are available? Can we alert customers or sales teams automatically if the print fails or once it goes into production? These and many other options are part of our MES solution.

 

Traceability

Additive production has many advantages over subtractive and other processes. Among them is your level of data access – let’s use it. Provide all required traceability documentation – and more – to your customers by extracting data from the machines and digitalizing process events. MES does this, and we’re augmenting it every day: We’re excited about announcements forthcoming in 2018.

Quality

This, of course, is the big one: Using all the data generated to draw conclusions about quality that could influence the incidence of testing. There’s still plenty of work to do, but it is never too late to start developing strategies to capture all that data in order to make the necessary abstractions.

 

Call us to discuss how we can help you optimize data to improve your additive manufacturing process in 2018. The industry has tremendous opportunities if we use it wisely.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Authentise Team!

Intelligent Additive Order Management 💡💡 – November Newsletter

This month, we were incredibly proud to announce our new 3Diax Manufacturing Execution System.

Additive Manufacturing was hard enough without manual updates to track orders & prints. As the number of prints increases, it gets hard to stay on top of what’s printing, where, what the next steps and customizations are. Now we can help you.

The software provides all the tools needed to organize modern, scalable additive manufacturing operations.

It builds on many 3Diax modules; in particular our announced machine analytics module, which makes it possible to receive seamless updates from printers. This foundation allows for an order status to be automatically updated and provide all parts of operations – from sales to printer operators – with real-time information to deliver quality parts efficiently and reliably.

A customizable dashboard provides instant overview of the automatically updated status of orders.

Features include the ability to create and track orders through shipping, quote, identify key metrics (such as print time), create build trays, automatically update order status based on actual printer data, and track multiple locations at once. MES is available on- or off-premise and works on tablets, phones, and computers.

Exciting new expansions are in the works: automated traceability documentation, material tracking for metal powders, automatic serialization. MES is a tool that manages your shop floor, for you. What features would you like to see? Get in touch now and tell us.

Best, the Authentise Team

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Authentise Announces Intelligent Manufacturing Execution System to Automate Additive Manufacturing Operations

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The first tool to track and manage print orders with automatic status updates from printers.

 Mountain View, CA; 14 Nov 2016 – Authentise (www.authentise.com) today announced the 3Diax Manufacturing Execution System (MES). The software provides all the tools needed to organize modern, scalable additive manufacturing operations. It rests on Authentise 3Diax, the world’s first modular process automation platform for digital manufacturing.

In particular, 3Diax MES relies on Authentise’s recently announced machine analytics module, which makes it possible to receive seamless updates from printers. This foundation allows for an order status to be automatically updated and provide all parts of operations – from sales to printer operators – with real-time information to deliver quality parts efficiently and reliably.

3Diax MES originated as 3Diax deployment for a major corporation, with multiple print locations in different continents. The on-premise deployment option enables them to track their global production status securely from any device, anywhere, while 3Diax APIs make it possible to integrate operational information into existing corporate IT systems such as customer relationship management tools.

“After our Machine Analytics tool, 3Diax MES is further proof that the 3Diax platform enables us to innovate more rapidly than any other software provider in manufacturing today,” says Andre Wegner, CEO of Authentise. “This helps us fulfill our clients vision of integrated, automated, industrialized additive manufacturing operations quickly, and easily adapt it to existing operational workflows.”

3Diax MES relies on further 3Diax modules such as file analytics and quoting to provide metrics and estimated costs of designs. Managing third parties and post processing are among dozens of other features. 3Diax MES can also be extended with further powerful 3Diax modules to enable features such as automatic serialization or insightful metrics on additive manufacturing operations.

“The result is a fully flexible operating system that helps ready additive manufacturing for production-scale deployments,” says Wegner. “Many more tools are required to complete this transition, such as improved material handling and traceability reporting. We are lucky to be working with leaders in the field to design and deliver these solutions.”

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For further information on 3Diax MES, please visit www.authentise.com/3diax/mes.html

About Authentise:

Authentise provides modular process automation solutions to leaders in the additive manufacturing market. Its 3Diax platform builds on patent-pending secure delivery and quality assurance technology to deliver open, flexible APIs to leaders in additive manufacturing, including Fortune 100 companies. Authentise was founded in 2012 and is based in the NASA Research Park campus in Mountain View, CA as well as Salt Lake City, Utah. It has been covered by Bloomberg, the BBC, Wired, and others. For further information on Authentise, please visit www.authentise.com and follow on Twitter @authentise.

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Contact:

Andre Wegner

+16506918615

info@authentise.com