EOS, supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, presents EOSCONNECT a solution that provides industrial grade connectivity to fully integrate industrial 3D printing into manufacturing processes, enabling a highly flexible production and increased efficiency.
Open interface for live data
Dr. Tobias Abeln, Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at EOS says, “We understand the challenges of our customers with regards to industry 4.0 and the need for increased productivity. EOS’ software solutions support companies across all process steps in additive manufacturing – from an efficient preparation of the AM build job with EOSPRINT to quality control as part of the EOSTATE monitoring suite. And with EOSCONNECT, all the machine and production data collected can be made usable on a live basis.” Abeln continues: “To enable this, EOS offers an open interface capable of providing integration either into intelligent EOS applications providing productivity increase or to be used by third party applications. This way we lay the foundation for companies to truly integrate additive manufacturing in industrial production environments.”
Seamless handover of production data
EOS solutions are highly connective to on premise MES/ERP solutions but also serve upcoming digital marketplaces and IoT platforms. EOSCONNECT will be the most advanced gate opener to gain flexibility and increase productivity. Machine and production data can be gathered and made available in near real-time. EOS even offers an intuitive app to visualize the data in a dashboard. This is the next step towards a comprehensive and user-friendly machine park surveillance. This high connectivity enables two beneficial outcomes: Companies gain a seamless handover of production data into their CAQ systems (Computer Aided Quality) for secure traceability, helping them to validate their processes for production. They also can benefit from transparency with visualization and readout of real-time production KPIs. In the end, the connectivity helps businesses to improve their productivity.