Oqton FactoryOS Integrates EOS Software for Seamless Workflows
Edited by AM Staff
Oqton and EOS have collaborated on a deep integration of EOS software capabilities into Oqton FactoryOS, an end-to-end production platform, for seamless additive manufacturing workflows. According to both companies, this partnership creates a tight connection of manufacturing software and hardware.
The integration enables users to send 3D print jobs from the cloud directly to a 3D printer anywhere in the world, get alerts on a mobile device when a build is ready, deliver a full job quality report with every produced part and automatically optimize nests and schedule build jobs to maximize machine utilization. According to the companies, the integration between Oqton FactoryOS’s cloud manufacturing platform and EOS’ open hardware system is a great step toward full autonomous manufacturing.
Oqton’s AI-driven optimization captures best production practices, leading to improved quality and increased machine utilization, which results in significant increases in return on investment for customers. For example, 100% automation can be achieved in dental and jewelry verticals, resulting in 30% overall cost reduction, the companies say.
“I am impressed by the level of build preparation automation and increases in productivity that can be achieved by leveraging Oqton FactoryOS as MES and IOT platform,” says Martin Steuer, EOS’s senior vice president, software division. “With that and the easy-to-implement, high-standard cyber security capabilities, it is a unique cloud-based solution.”
The companies say that the integration was possible due to the open software architecture of EOS products and the support through the EOS Developer Network, making it easy to use the EOSPrint and EOSConnect APIs in the cloud platform. “We were able to deeply integrate our AI-automated build preparation workflow directly to the EOS systems of our customers, allowing (users) to drive, manage and track workflow directly from the cloud,” says Ben Schrauwen, Oqton’s chief technology officer.
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