Markforged has announced a partnership with 3Yourmind, a developer of additive manufacturing (AM) workflow software solutions, to integrate Markforged’s Eiger software platform into its lifecycle management tools via API.
The goal is to help to scale the automation of AM in multi-vendor ecosystems, advancing interoperability with cloud and business system tools to further assist users add AM into existing manufacturing ecosystems with the traceability, reporting and security.
Commenting on this plan, Ted Plummer, Markforged director of product management for software, said: “At a time of global supply chain disruption, making it easier to print, verify and use 3D printed parts in mission critical applications is more important than ever.”
3Yourmind and Eiger now connect for an end-to-end automated solution that is intended to enable users to create, order and schedule prints on Markforged printers directly from their product lifecycle management systems.
The integration is designed to provide real-time visibility into the state and performance of a multi-vendor fleet of printers, allowing a single point of monitoring for a shop’s assets from various OEMs.
The integration also includes Markforged’s proprietary Blacksmith software, which enables in-process part inspection and automatically appends a printed part’s quality assurance report to its digital record.
“3Yourmind is excited to partner with Markforged to expand API integrations for 3Yourmind and Markforged users who value secure data handling due to the sensitivity of their data,” said 3Yourmind CEO Aleksander Cizsek.
“As a result of this partnership, manufacturers will have more intuitive, streamlined access to machine data to further empower their production capabilities and discover new avenues for workflow efficiency.”
Markforged’s Eiger cloud-based software allows users access to its API for all customers of Eiger Fleet, Markforged’s enterprise software solution, with which Markforged says its users have leveraged the Eiger API to automatically print parts as they reach end of life, or as part of a digital kanban inventory system. The integration with 3Yourmind provides an “out-of-the-box experience, making production-ready performance simple”.