Industry 4.0 means to fully integrate industrial 3D printing into manufacturing processes, enabling a highly flexible production and increased efficiency.
And with EOSCONNECT, all the machine and production data collected can be made usable on a live basis. To enable this, EOS offers an open interface capable of providing integration either into intelligent EOS applications providing productivity increase or to be used by third party applications. This way we lay the foundation for companies to truly integrate additive manufacturing in industrial production environments.
Stages of digital integration
The factory of the future is digital: EOS solutions for industrial 3D printing enable a highly flexible and efficient production. (Source: EOS)
EOS solutions are highly connective to on premise MES/ERP solutions but also serve upcoming digital marketplaces and IoT platforms. EOSCONNECT will be the most advanced gate opener to gain flexibility and increase productivity. Machine and production data can be gathered and made available in near real-time. EOS even offers an intuitive app to visualize the data in a dashboard. This is the next step towards a comprehensive and user-friendly machine park surveillance.
This high connectivity enables two beneficial outcomes: Companies gain a seamless handover of production data into their CAQ systems (Computer Aided Quality) for secure traceability, helping them to validate their processes for production. They also can benefit from transparency with visualization and readout of real-time production KPIs. In the end, the connectivity helps businesses to improve their productivity.