What's in the Workflow Toolbox?
Learn about our software modules, how they work, and why connecting them together is so powerful.
In additive manufacturing workflows, operators, designers & engineers often use separately licensed programs for designing, quoting, repairing, shipping, orienting, and printing models. This makes acquiring these tools expensive and difficult to maintain for operations personnel while also leaving users struggling to get different program outputs to work with the next program as the outputs are often proprietary. This complexity results in a high learning curve for new companies and personnel while also increasing the potential for human error in the manufacturing process.
Solid Innovations' Additive Manufacturing (AM) Workflow ToolBox streamlines & solves these process problems by providing users with:
- Centrally Located Modules
- Cloud or Non-Cloud Solutions Available
- Non-Proprietary File Types
- Easy-to-Use & Easier-to-Learn Modules
- Connectability between Workflow Modules
The modules each have an Application Program Interface (API) that allows us and users to connect them to other modules, creating a connected, seamless, and automated workflow solution. This connectivity creates an automated end-to-end process pipeline for 3D-Printing.
Simulation & Topological Optimization API
Algorithms identify features and geometries that cannot be "printed", and suggest design changes
Algorithms suggest design improvements based on past performance history
Increased confidence in CAD design
Enables users and customers to assess and create part quotations automatically and instantly.
Enables complete control over how an item is assessed and how a quote is generated to ensure effective management and profitability.
Provides users low cost entry into the vibrant and growing additive manufacturing market.
Automatic Quoting API
Automatic Part Repair API
Identify holes and errors in CAD files automatically
Fix errors automatically
Output fully repaired files automatically
Algorithms choose the optimal build orientation for a particular design
Increase likelihood of a successful build
File is automatically sliced and converted into machine code for the printer to use
Automatic Part Orientation & Slicing API
Automatic Workflow & Scheduling API
Monitor available printers in real-time
Automatically assign job to a printer based on availability, hardware specifications, performance history, and other variables.
Automatically create a work queue of incoming jobs
Automatically assess & store information from every layer of AM build using process specific sensors
Advanced algorithms identify errors, and automatically inject machine code to correct identified errors
Apply quality metric to every layer, as well as the overall build, providing a reliable quality metric for bench marking parts
Automatic In-Situ Monitoring & Autocorrection API
Automatic Material Consumption Tracking API
Track Material Usage in Real-Time
Forecast material requirements based on queue and projections
Automatically order material at user defined thresholds
Automatically generate and print packing slips
Automatically create shipping labels and schedule carrier pickup
Automatically update customers with tracking information