Link3D Launches Material Tracking System for AM Production Traceability
Link3D, a leader in additive manufacturing execution workflow software, launched its Material Tracking System module at the Additive Manufacturing Conference in Austin, TX. This module will be fully integrated in its existing Additive MES Workflow Software. Link3D Material Tracking System allows for traceability throughout the entire 3D printing production process by managing material and consumable serial numbers, batches, and order quantities.
“The goal of this module is to help organizations create better traceability of printed parts in relation to materials used during the run. Having higher control of material tracking will help create repeatable processes to maximize the return on production. Different modules are interconnected to create a data graph,” shares Vishal Singh, CTO & Co-Founder of Link3D.
With Link3D’s Material Tracking System, organizations are able to:
• Track material serial and batch numbers, order quantities and vendor-related information
• Track material documentation, such as material spec sheets and quality analysis
• Begin materials procurement planning based on usage and inventory
• Trace materials used in each production run to the printed part
Expiration, defects and other environmental variables can often lead to production quality issues. By implementing a material tracking system, organizations can better handle these challenges. “We have worked with many customers that have previously struggled to keep track of their materials. As a result, they have wasted time and capital to handle this manually,” Shane Fox, CEO and Co-Founder of Link3D explains, “There is a need in our industry for inventory control integrated into Additive MES software. Customers can now capture the Digital Twin of each part as they move towards industrializing 3D printing production.”