The partnership aims to provide end-users with a, “secure solution for end-to-end AM workflow management, including virtual inventories and on-demand production.”
In an earlier article for 3D Printing Industry LEO Lane co-founder, Lee-Bath Nelson discusses the topic of distributed additive manufacturing and some of the challenges to consider.
Previously known as RP Platform, AMFG’s new partnership with LEO Lane is the latest in several recent announcements from the London based company. In August 2018, AMFG announced the Holistic Build Analysis tool. A software tool designed to estimate how cost-effective a part is to 3D print.
The new partnership is described as strategic fit for two primary reasons.
Keyvan Karimi, CEO of AMFG explained, “Security and IP protection are two of the main considerations for additive manufacturing today,”
“Customers want to be sure that all files and data are secure as they go about managing their AM operations. LEO Lane brings a wealth of experience, credibility and forward-thinking to AM security, and our partnership further enhances AMFG’s holistic approach to managing additive manufacturing workflows.”
Lee-Bath Nelson of LEO Lane said, “Securely automating the workflow is a must for serial production with AM. Companies, such as our joint customer with AMFG, need an end-to-end solution to manage their AM process efficiently and securely. The combination of AMFG and LEO Lane provides just such a solution. We’re excited to partner with AMFG and deliver on the areas that matter most for companies: consistency, quality and quantity.”
Online pricing tool for 3D printing
Another recent addition to the AMFG user group is the UK’s Malcolm Nicholls Limited who today announced the addition of an online instant quote service powered by AMFG. The tool allows instant quotes to be produced when a user uploads a CAD or STL file. Online quoting is an area currently seeing an increase in activity, with a number of enterprises competing for business. In July 2018, 3DCompare, a UK based on demand digital manufacturing service, announced an instant pricing tool for 3D printing services.
Malcolm Nicholls has offered 3D printing services since 1996, and the most recent addition is the RPS NEO800 SLA printer. 3D Printing Industry recently visited RPS to learn more about how this large format (800 x 800 x 600mm) resin 3D printer is used to in applications requiring high-quality surface finishes and the accuracy of stereolithography.
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Featured image shows AMFG Workflow automation software for additive manufacturing. Image via AMFG.