Additive manufacturing workflow automation software company AMFG has announced a new update to its software solution to ease the order handling process for 3D printing service bureaus and OEMs. The new Request and Ordering Portal for AMFG’s platform offers users a customizable solution for automating order requests and handling for 3D printed parts.
UK-based AMFG is one of the leading companies in the AM industry seeking to facilitate the use of 3D printing in production environments through automated workflows. This past winter, the company’s efforts were recognized by Innovate UK, Britain’s Research and Innovation Agency, which provided funding and support to AMFG to accelerate the development of its AI and machine learning AM software.
The most recent software advancement is the addition of AMFG’s new Request and Ordering Portal, which helps to automate and standardize the order receiving process, enabling scalable AM production and a more streamlined workflow.
“The ability to standardize the process of receiving incoming requests or orders for parts is the first step to establishing an agile and scalable additive manufacturing process,” said Felix Doerr, AMFG’s Head of R&D and Partnerships. “Our Request and Ordering Portal gives businesses the flexibility to eliminate the intrinsically manual nature of this process through automation.”
The Request and Ordering Portal can be customized to any type of workflow process or application, making it suitable for a range of OEMs. The tool adds another level of automation and functionality to AMFG’s modular, end-to-end workflow software platform.
“The vast majority of companies are struggling to streamline the way in which they receive requests for parts internally, and this is compounded when AM operations are spread across multiple locations,” added Doerr. “Our portal helps to standardize the data that can be submitted to the AM or RP department from the outset, and automates the process so that machine operators no longer have to spend a huge proportion of their time on manually verifying each individual request.”
AM service bureaus can also use the new portal to improve the digital experience for their customers, with better communication tools and a user-experience-focused approach.
“Having customers within both the OEM and service bureau markets, we’re continually striving to develop a product that offers the flexibility required to serve the needs of both markets and their unique workflows,” Doerr concluded. “Ultimately, our vision behind the new Request and Ordering Portal is to ensure that AMFG continues to provide the most flexible, customizable workflow software solution on the market.”