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AMFG, HP Partner on AM System Integration

Integration of HP 3D API with AMFG Additive MES software enables machine control and monitoring.

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AMFG and HP are collaborating to integrate HP 3D API with AMFG Additive MES software to enable machine control and monitoring.

AMFG and HP are collaborating to integrate HP 3D API with AMFG Additive MES software to enable machine control and monitoring.

AMFG, a provider of Manufacturing Execution System (MES) software for additive manufacturing (AM), is collaborating with HP, a leader in industrial 3D printing solutions, on system connectivity for AM. The project is designed to enable data streaming and connectivity for HP Jet Fusion systems through AMFG’s MES software.

The collaboration aims to solve one of the biggest barriers to unlocking the full potential of AM — the lack of connectivity across the AM workflow. AMFG and HP are addressing this challenge by enabling the integration of HP’s 3D Application Programming Interface (API) with AMFG’s MES software. HP Jet Fusion users will be able to connect directly with their systems through AMFG’s software to track production status and receive critical alerts and information in real time.

Integrating machine data gives manufacturers greater reliability. This integration between HP systems and AMFG software will help establish a seamless transfer of data at every stage of AM production, facilitating greater process reliability and quality control, the company says. By accessing real-time solution data — including system utilization, failure rate and processing parameters — HP Jet Fusion users can fully understand AM operational performance and optimize processes to drive production efficiency.

“Companies must comply with stringent quality assurance and repeatability requirements, if they want to use AM in production,” says Danny Winn, vice president of growth at innovation at AMFG. “One thing helping companies meet these requirements is machine connectivity.”

The integration will help manufacturers bring more control, automation and visibility into their AM operations. “Efficient connectivity and easy access to systems data is key to accelerating the journey toward digital AM production,” says Ryan Palmer, global head of software, data and automation, HP personalization and industrial business.

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