5/14/2019

Authentise Announces App for Additive Manufacturing Operators

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Authentise's mobile web workflow tool and application, developed to aid additive manufacturing (AM) operators, extends the digital thread into postprocessing.

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Authentise has released a mobile web application for its users. The data-driven workflow tool extends the company’s digital thread from the printers, data that has already been integrated, to every postprocessing step.

The app scans QR codes implanted on travelers to help operators move parts through manual postprocessing stages such as powder or support removal, inspection, and testing. Operators can track parts in progress, enabling managers to see order progress and improving detail on the traceability report for customers. The data these actions generate can be used in Authentise’s machine learning algorithms to improve time estimates and quality predictions.

The software retrieves data from additive devices and postprocessing tools and aids operators with reporting progress on manual process steps.

The app will be available as a trial release in the Google Play store or via the web. In addition, Authentise has released a minimalist traveler that allows AM facilities to start the process of going completely paperless. Additional functionality will be released in the coming weeks, including the ability to add attachments such as images and notes to each production step and the ability for operators with the right permissions to jump and undo process steps.

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