Expanding Automated Processes in Authentise 3Diax

There are numerous new features being added to 3Diax as part of a seasonal facelift. Automated processes see great improvements for segmentation, scheduling and more.

  • Post-processing runs can now be batched. The user can determine whether parts that are scheduled on a device should be batched at all, or batched with other parts on a 2D/3D bed with fixed dimensions.
  • Now parts marked with “auto-schedule” will be automatically placed into a build with parts that match each other in material, machine and layer height.
  • GANTT visualization updates, batching settings, and more!

Post-processing steps were always automatically scheduled in Authentise as soon as printing was. To make things easy, it was always assumed that they would be processed individually. That’s not the case most of the time. Post-processing runs can now be batched. So now, when adding new post-processing equipment, the user can determine whether parts that are scheduled on this device should be batched at all, or batched with other parts on a 2D/3D bed with fixed dimensions. The user can also set a maximum # of parts and include all parts from the previous run.

This is a huge change that makes scheduling match on-the-ground realities with incredibly high accuracy. Now, somebody cutting parts off a build plate can simply scan one traveler and update the status of all parts on the plate instead of each individually. Or make sure that all parts being heat-treated, colored, tested or otherwise processed in a batch are being updated without costing you any time at all. 

Now that post-processing steps are being auto-batched, it’s not too far to start doing the same with print steps, too. Now parts marked with “auto-schedule” will be automatically placed into a build with parts that match each other in material, machine and layer height. The build will fill up until its full, at which point a new build is created. If a part with a higher priority comes through, then the parts are re-scheduled to account for this. On the GANTT chart, the user can now see these builds separately from those scheduled manually, including their build fill rate.

If you’d like to reach out to suggest a feature feel free to reach out to Cosimo Orban at cosimo@authentise.com. If you’d like to experience the platform with a hands-on demo, schedule the best time to make it happen here.

Find more information to our data-driven process automation and smart manufacturing platform for additive manufacturing on our website www.authentise.com.

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