Materialise CO-AM Software Platform is an open, cloud-based end-to-end additive manufacturing platform, managing the entire supply chain for order entry to delivery across internal facilities and external suppliers. It enables manufacturers to scale additive manufacturing and allow them to leverage best-in-class 3D printing software, ERP / PLM systems and hardware applications to reduce cost, improve lead time and drive quality. Thanks to its open and agnostic ecosystem, CO-AM partners up with 3rd party hardware and software system to scale organizations’ digital value chain. By integrating Identify3D, CO-AM securely manages data across suppliers networks, making it the most secure end-to-end platform on the market
CO-AM will give manufacturers cloud-based access to a full range of software tools that allow them to plan, manage and optimize every stage of their AM operations. With CO-AM, Materialise addresses the untapped potential to use AM for serial manufacturing and mass personalization. Materialise plans to offer more than 25 software applications on its CO-AM platform, including a seamless integration with Magics; AM Watch for shopfloor data collection, and its Build Processors for connectivity with more than 150 different 3D printing systems. The company will also open the platform to independent software vendors and has already onboarded several third party applications, including AM-Flow, Castor, SLM, Additive Marking and Stratasys.
Data security and integrity have become top of mind for companies that want to retain control over their design and production data as they transition from a centralized production model to multiple digital production sites closer to their customers. The acquisition of Identify3D makes Materialise’s CO-AM platform the most secure platform for distributed manufacturing.