PTC and 3D Systems Corporation have announced that 3D Systems has selected and planned to embed the ThingWorx® Platform from PTC into its 3D printers, enabling intelligent monitoring and remote service and maintenance.
3D Systems provides a comprehensive portfolio of solutions and services for digital design and manufacturing, including both plastic and metal 3D printers. As part of a focused plan to make 3D production real, the company is enhancing its ecosystem of software and hardware to meet production customer needs for end-to-end manufacturing workflows.
3D Systems plans to enable its 3D printers with the ThingWorx Platform and remote services, designed to maximize printer availability and productivity. The planned solution will give customers the ability to create real time dashboards to monitor their printers, providing valuable insight and actionable intelligence into the printers’ utilization and materials status.
3D Systems has previously announced the integration of its 3D Sprint™ SDK with Creo® design software from PTC to enable seamless CAD-to-print functionality, as well as a full set of print management tools.