AML3D Ltd, the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre and Dematec Automation have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to co-develop industrial internet of things (IIOT) solutions for AML3D’s Adelaide additive manufacturing modules and Arcemy 3D printers.
The project aims to support AML3D’s distributed manufacturing business model strategy focused on the deployment of Arcemy units close to customer production sites globally.
AML3D engineers will then be able to centrally control deployed Arcemy printers via ‘printing module dashboards’ to allow local production of parts on demand for customers.
An artificial intelligence (AI) capability will enable a move to smarter machines in line with anticipated market development over the next three to five years.
Dematec CEO, Mr David Hart, said: “At Dematec, we’re focused on pushing the Australian manufacturing sector to the forefront of innovation.
“AML3D is a great example of Australian ingenuity, and we’re excited to embark on a co-development program that will only further enhance their offering.”
The technology is planned to allow for the deployment of future a ‘virtual warehouse’ of parts for customers, as well as helping to optimise the print process.
AML3D’s Managing Director, Mr Andrew Sales, said: “The enhanced capabilities of the proposed platform will provide us with complete oversight of all production units globally.
“A greater level of live insight is key to driving efficiencies, both internally and externally.
“Once integrated, the platform will only further imbed our technologies within our clients’ operations, solidifying AML3D as a core advanced manufacturing partner.”
Picture: AML3D managing director Andrew Sales with Dematec Automation managing director David Hart at AML3D’s new facility in Edinburgh Parks.
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