03 May 2021
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- Digital technologies
AM-Flow combines expert knowledge in the field of 3D-shape identification, industrial machine vision, AI software, and deep learning in 3D printing. Together with the integration of AM production-line hardware and MES (manufacturing execution systems) software, AM-Flow delivers a solution stack to automate the 3D-printing process end-to-end.
The beauty of 3D printing is that you now have full freedom of design at your fingertips. Literally, any form can be printed. A prerequisite for a fully automated 3D printing post-processing workflow is to be able to identify any 3D printed part in seconds. Since its inception in 2018, AM-Flow has worked on solving this major hurdle: 3D part recognition using geometry. AM-Flow is currently the single source of a market-ready solution stack to automate 3D the post-processing workflow. Winning the Formnext Startup challenge in 2020 was a milestone for acknowledging the need for 3D printing automation. From offices in Brainport Eindhoven (Mechatronics, Vision & Robotics) and Amsterdam (3D software, Machine Learning & AI) the company serves clients all over the world.
Being part of the high-tech manufacturing showroom that Brainport Industries Campus (BIC) in Brainport Eindhoven is, allows AM-Flow to be close to customers and partners. Stefan Rink explains: “There are a lot of AM companies at the BIC with which who we work, but also large customers like Siemens who can use our technology to digitally design and test their factory plants to simulate their 3D production through digital twinning. This way, they see where they can improve their output and with the data collected, we can improve our technology. This connection with the manufacturing industry, with large players like ASML and NXP is important for our success.”