Assembrix partners with EOS, BEAMIT, 3T Additive Manufacturing and Boeing to demonstrate secure distributed and transcontinental additive manufacturing
TEL AVIV, Israel, September 1, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Assembrix has, with Boeing, EOS, 3T Additive Manufacturing and BEAMIT, successfully demonstrated secure distributed and transcontinental additive manufacturing: a fully controlled 3D printing solution, remotely connected to EOS 3D printers, directly.
Assembrix’s digital platform virtualizes industrial 3D printing, enabling a simpler, secure and more efficient production process. He oversees the entire additive manufacturing thread, from the initial part model to the verified physical part, and beyond.
The demonstration by partner companies is a major step in enabling a 21st Distributed Additive Manufacturing (AM) supply chain model of the century that could be used by companies around the world. The solution integrates Boeing’s technology, Assembrix’s Virtual Manufacturing System (VMS) platform and a blockchain, fully integrated with EOS industrial 3D printing technologies.
The demonstration proves the viability of a fully digitized and globally distributed additive manufacturing model with several features:
- Secure production – Tasks can be securely assigned to individual machines within a manufacturer, with a fully protected IP and a verifiable transaction trail. This allows customers to ensure excess parts are not produced and to protect their design instructions.
- Real-time monitoring – Customers can follow the progress of the work in real time
- Data collection and monitoring – Machine data can be monitored to ensure it meets customer-defined parameters for the job. This can include the humidity of the machine bay, temperature, print speed or cooling, for example. All the factors that can have an impact on the performance and the final quality of a part.
Dan Johns, CEO of 3T Additive Manufacturing and CTO BEAMIT Group, says: “Being able to securely connect the customer directly to the AM machine, anywhere in the world, has been a long-standing vision in the community. End-to-end digital supply chain integration transforms the traditional manufacturing business model into a scalable and flexible network of virtual warehouses for on-demand supply, with safety and quality built into the system. The ability to digitize the entire value chain with our strategic partner Sandvik, means that The BEAMIT Group is now able to offer the next generation of advanced manufacturing services. ”
Nel Zierhut, 3T Additive Manufacturing said, “This collaboration has produced an exciting demonstration that will significantly contribute to a growing level of confidence for companies who want to make digital manufacturing and mass production a reality around the world, by protecting intellectual property and ensuring the best quality of components. ”
Software in action
Building a secure digital manufacturing environment for additive manufacturing relies not only on the security enabled by the blockchain, but above all on close “on-machine” integration between Assembrix and EOS software. Assembrix was an early member of the EOS Developer Network (EDN), and together with BEAMIT and 3T Additive Manufacturing, leveraged the capabilities of the EOS software platform through the EOSPRINT and EOSCONNECT APIs to create this end-to-end solution. at the end for controlled distributed manufacturing.
Lior polak, CEO of Assembrix, said: “We provide our customers with a virtual additive manufacturing factory, where 3D printers using a variety of technologies and in different geographic locations are controlled remotely and securely. This concept breaks the boundaries of traditional manufacturing and makes distributed additive manufacturing a reality. We are excited to partner with leading players in the aerospace, automotive and medical industries to showcase our secure additive manufacturing network and see customers around the world adopt and benefit from our technology. Today, more than ever, we are seeing an increased need for such a solution. “
Markus Glasser, Senior Vice President EMEA at EOS concludes: “Industrial 3D printing enables demand-driven production, streamlines processes and makes the supply chain more robust and sustainable. The combination of technology with digital manufacturing structures allows maximum transparency through real-time reporting. , flexibility and performance. This approach has many advantages, including increased transparency of supply chains, tailoring products to individual or regional tastes and even a reduction in the carbon footprint of the product. “
About the BEAMIT group
The BEAMIT Group is one of the most advanced additive manufacturing service providers in the world and serves the most demanding industries through its strategic positioning as a one-stop-shop: the first company to become a true global additive manufacturing hub ( FA) offering a fully integrated value chain solution. Based in Fornovo di Taro (Parma, Italy), BEAMIT has been operating in the field of metallic AM for 24 years. With nearly 60 dedicated AM systems spread over 7 sites in Italy and in the United Kingdom, the Group now has more than 140 employees.
The BEAMIT Group specializes in high-end metal AM components for demanding industries such as aerospace, automotive, energy, racing and industrial engineering, and holds many relevant quality certifications, including AS / EN 9100: 2018 for the aerospace industry, IATF Automotive, NADCAP accreditation for heat treatment processes and laboratories, and NADCAP accreditation for welding – additive manufacturing product.
In 2019, Sandvik Group, a world leader in high-tech engineering and metal powders with the widest range of alloys for additive manufacturing on the market – as well as leading expertise across the AM value chain – has acquired a stake significant in BEAMIT.
In 2020, BEAMIT took a significant stake in PRES-X, an innovative start-up in the field of special post-production processes for 3D printing. BEAMIT then acquired 100% of the Italian AM service office ZARE.
In 2021, the BEAMIT Group acquired 3T Additive Manufacturing (Newbury, United Kingdom). 3T Additive Manufacturing holds some of the highest quality certifications for aerospace and medical deliveries and is an approved supplier for series production by many leading OEMs across the UK, Europe, United States and Japan.
The BEAMIT Group achieves a turnover of 22 M €.
About 3T additive manufacturing
3T Additive Manufacturing has been a leader in the UK additive manufacturing market for over 20 years. The company is accelerating additive manufacturing production in multiple industrial applications, using the most advanced AM systems and a wide range of materials. 3T Additive Manufacturing’s offering includes design for additive manufacturing, rapid prototyping, development and serial production of components. Its rigorous new product implementation process ensures that application and part development is carried out through a stage gate process to ensure repeatability, reproducibility and the highest quality standards. The company has some of the highest accreditations in the additive manufacturing industry, including ISO9001, ISO13485 and AS9100 certifications, which allows it to supply components to many of the world’s largest OEMs, using technology from EOS metal additives, including M400-4 large frame machine.
In 2021, BEAMIT Group acquired 100% of 3T Additive Manufacturing.
Assembrix has developed a cloud-based platform that virtualizes industrial 3D printing. Its Virtual Manufacturing Space (“VMS”) platform enables a simpler, more efficient and more secure production process by overseeing the entire additive manufacturing thread, from the initial part model to the verified physical part and beyond. . VMS allows multiple internal users or external clients to monitor, allocate and manage, in a fully automated and self-controlled process, its entire manufacturing space, whether it is composed of single or aggregated 3D printers. and distributed, thus optimizing the use of all 3D printing resources and improving ROI. Assembrix partners with printer manufacturers by connecting their machines to its VMS platform and providing its customers with complete management and control of their operations within a networked and dynamic supply chain.
EOS provides responsible manufacturing solutions through industrial 3D printing technology to manufacturers around the world. Combining high-quality production efficiency with pioneering innovation and sustainable practices, the independent company established in 1989 will shape the future of manufacturing. Powered by its network of digital value machines based on a platform and holistic portfolio of services, materials and processes, EOS is deeply committed to meeting the needs of its customers and acting responsibly for our planet.
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BEAMIT Group: Giuliana Massimino, Marketing and Communication Manager, +39 333 3868023 or [email protected]
EOS: Ginger PR, +44 (0) 1932 485 300 or [email protected]
Assembly : Lior polak, CEO and co-founder [email protected]