Desktop Metal also announced the launch of its Live Monitor software application, an Additive Manufacturing 2.0 solution for users of its Studio, Shop, and Production System printers and ancillary equipment. Live Monitor is an optional add-on feature in the company’s Live Suite package of exclusive software offerings, and provides easy access to useful, real-time 3D printing system data. With its helpful dashboards, it allows users to monitor their equipment in order to improve efficiency and management of their 3D printers, and real-time information includes key metrics like time reporting, consumable usage, and job and event status. Italy-based Desktop Metal subsidiary Aidro, a leader in volume production of next-generation hydraulic and fluid power systems using both traditional and additive manufacturing, has been a beta tester of Live Monitor for the past year, using the software for its Desktop Metal Shop System and Furnace
“Live Monitor is an essential tool for keeping the most important process variables under control and giving customers with critical parts, such as those in the energy industry, visibility and traceability of AM part production. The variables are visible, customizable, and recordable and this is the basis for having a qualified process. Thanks also to this tool, DNV has awarded Aidro AM manufacturer certification in accordance with the DNV-ST-B203 standard,” said Valeria Tirelli, President and CEO of Aidro. “Compared to other systems, Live Monitor can be customized in a simple and efficient way depending on the specific needs of the user.”
In the future, Live Monitor will be rolled out to users of other Desktop Metal and Team DM equipment sold under the ExOne, ETEC, and Desktop Health brands.