Extend Digital Thread to Post-Printing


CONNECT3D software platform is an expansion of the AUTOMAT3D software offering.  AUTOMAT3D software powers intelligent removal of 3D support materials and surface finishing. The CONNECT3D platform extends this capability into the cloud for the first time. This Industry 4.0 solution allows the digital thread for smart additive manufacturing to move beyond design and print, all the way through to the final post-printing step.


PostProcess’ CONNECT3D software platform is the first in the world to address end-to-end additive manufacturing within the digital thread. The digital thread refers to the digital chain that collects and connects data along each component’s unique path. Today, in additive manufacturing, data is captured and connected in the design and printing phases. The digital thread for a 3D part is cut off prior to its final finished stage. CONNECT3D links the finishing, or post-printing stage, to the part’s digital thread.


The CONNECT3D software platform is fully adaptable to the customer’s needs. CONNECT3D allows PostProcess solutions to leverage the native CAD-file or 3D printer sliced files to automatically define the necessary requirements and algorithms for post-printing. The digital thread allows CONNECT3D to become progressively smarter and more efficient in the decision-making required to deliver optimal post-printing results.


CONNECT3D is extremely versatile, designed for a wide range of materials including metals and polymers, and imports most native CAD formats. PostProcess and its AUTOMAT3D software already increases throughput and reduces cycle times which enable much more consistent, customer-ready final parts at scale. CONNECT3D further accelerates both factors.    

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