Hexagon, Authentise Partner to Improve AM Quality, Repeatability

Collaborative solution integrates shopfloor data with data intelligence to orchestrate consistent quality from concept to part.
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Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division and Authentise have partnered to deliver the first open end-to-end software solution for additive manufacturing (AM). The collaboration is designed to extend the AM control loop from the machine level to connect the end-to-end value chain — including design, manufacturing operations and quality assurance — to make AM more predictable, repeatable and traceable.

This collaborative solution applies statistical process control (SPC) with machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) methods to mitigate waste and quality issues during the design phase and improve the repeatability of AM processes within a site or between global locations.

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 unique 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 AM applications and the third-party equipment and software manufacturers choose to use.

“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,” says Mathieu Pérennou, global business development director additive manufacturing, Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division. “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.”