3YourMind MES, ERP Software to Help Power Automation Alley 300-Printer Manufacturing NetworkMay 11, 2021
From AMUG 2021…3YourMind has joined Automation Alley’s Project DIAMOnD (Distributed, Independent, Agile Manufacturing On-Demand), a distributed manufacturing network of hundreds of printers across Michigan manufacturers designed to accelerate the digital transformation and ensure supply-chain resiliency.
Created by Automation Alley and funded by Michigan’s Oakland and Macomb counties, this program, developed in 2020, reportedly has created the nation’s largest network of blockchain-enabled 3D printers. The program currently features 300 networked Markforged 3D printing machines located throughout Michigan.
Now a program partner along with Markforged, Microsoft, Autodesk and Giggso, 3YourMind is providing the capabilities of its Agile ERP and Agile MES custom-built software tools that aggregate CAD data and identify additive manufacturing (AM)-ready parts for production. These tools seamlessly integrate with a variety of 3D printing technologies and materials, enabling end-users to coordinate production across multiple facilities, according to 3YourMind officials.
“Distributed manufacturing is the future, and we believe that our software platform will enable manufacturers to localize production and leverage domestic expertise,” says Alexandre Donnadieu, 3YourMind managing director. “Our role in this project is to further the digital platform and provide end-to-end workflows that make it much more efficient for OEMs to produce parts on demand.”