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3D Control Systems’ Zap Workflow Software Integrates Disparate 3D Systems

Software eliminates cost variables through integration of all components to provide seamless automated interaction, resulting in reduced time and cost.

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3D Control Systems’ Zap is an additive manufacturing (AM) workflow software powered by AI that integrates disparate 3D printer systems. The company says the software frees users of risk for future technology integrations and eliminates costs for system migration, deployment and upgrades.

3D Control System’s Zap operating system eliminates the burden of dealing with multiple 3D printing systems that do not talk to each other. The software platform works like an operating system which is agnostic to any printer manufacturer software and design tools in use. The system is designed to integrate and connect disparate 3D printing systems in a fully automated way which gives managers one easy-to-use software interface.

According to the company, the system reduces costs, increases operational efficiency and improves quality through centralization of 3D printer management, consolidation, integration of disparate systems, printer equipment and software platforms.

This automated workflow platform is well suited for AM factories that are looking to address requests that range from automating internal 3D printers to managing external production more efficiently. Zap eliminates cost variables through integration of all components to provide seamless automated interaction, resulting in reduced time and cost.

For several years, 3D Control Systems was controlling 3D printers from the 3DPrinterOS cloud operating system that could provide file management, job preparation and much more for organizations operating fleets and arrays of 3D printers. According to the company, the results have been overwhelmingly positive and addresses an industry gap that no one company has been able to do. Through its extensive manufacturing knowledge and partnership network, the company has been able to automate the entire production process for 3D printing.

Zap is designed to encompass everything operators need to run a factory, including ERP, MES, CRM and PLM. This extensive partnership ecosystem has driven full automation, giving users one agnostic cloud-based decentralized manufacturing operating system.

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