Oqton

for Additive

AI-powered platform for 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing

Give your AM production the power to collaborate, share data, and automate, from design to post-processing

Don’t just catch up with the times – get ahead of them.

A completely cloud- and subscription-based software platform for 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing

Manage and generate your own workflows, link up your AM and traditional technologies (CNC, welding, etc.), automatically route projects to machines, and discover a completely new and powerful way to scale your operations, built on a unique, cloud-based combination of build prep, MES, and IoT.

Don’t just catch up with the times – get ahead of them.

The Three Pillars

1. AI-powered Manufacturing Execution System

Total visibility, scheduling, and augmented decision-making: the foundation to any digital Additive Manufacturing strategy is an MES that is powerful and flexible enough to meet your needs. Oqton’s Additive MES software solution leverages the power of AI to capture expert knowledge and simplify, streamline, and automate repetitive tasks and complex workflows.

2. A cloud-based industrial IoT-platform

Our MES’s secure, cloud-based industrial IoT (IIoT) interface allows you to access, monitor, control and automate technologies remotely and across multiple sites. Allow your technologies to share critical production data and collaborate, further optimizing your manufacturing process, with increased product and cost efficiency, and significantly quicker time to market.

3. Integrated Build Preparation

Leveraging machine learning and data innovation, integrated build preparation includes process simulation, CNC post-processing integration and programming, build orientation optimization, and more. This feature helps you accelerate your production planning with predictive build time and manufacturing cost information, helping operators prioritize jobs and machines. 

Total Visibility

Order Capture and Production Tracking

Connect all production information to the original order and CAD data, dynamically updated as needed. Track and trace part history from raw materials across printing, machining, post-processing, quality control, and shipping.

QA and Process Standardization

Meet quality requirements and drive operational effectiveness with integrated quality management and document control. Set up production plan templates, standardize operations, and increase repeatability by defining resource models, production plans, and work instructions.

QR and NFC on Mobile Devices

Digitally track parts, orders, stock, tools, and machines on mobile devices or tablets, using printable QR code labels or NFC stickers.

Scheduling

Multi-Process Scheduling

Schedule across multiple production processes, machines and locations, taking into account available machine capacity and target delivery dates. The scheduler monitors every part’s complete production route.

Automatic Scheduler

Oqton™ has a fully integrated, dynamic, and automated AI-based scheduler. It can recalibrate schedules depending on changes in real-time production availability and priority data.

Delivery Date Alerts

Get notified when orders or parts are at risk to miss their delivery date. Use this to change the schedule dynamically and fast-track the respective parts.

Artificial Intelligence

AI-assisted Part Classification

Automatically classify parts to assign specific production routes and accelerate engineering tasks across the entire file preparation workflow.

User Preference Learning

The system learns from usage and automatically suggests classifications, orientations, and support strategies to further reduce engineering time spent on repetitive tasks. Oqton™ also mimics your most experienced operators to ensure the highest product quality.

IIoT

Integrated Technologies

Easily connect Oqton™ to your 3D printers, CNC machines, furnaces, etc. It implements standard protocols such as MQTT, OPCUA, Fanuc, Siemens, Modbus, and more. 

Customizable Dashboards

Create actionable overviews, specific to your operations and tailored for different user personas, using the drag-and-drop dashboard widget.

Alerts

Set up production alerts and customize the methods of communication. For example, alert specified individuals by text message if the oxygen in the additive build chamber exceeds a certain level.

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Automatic Part Orientation

Our proprietary AI algorithm automatically orients the part for 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing, allowing for superior production results and reduced engineering time. Machine time, support material quantities, and finishing requirements are all taken into account, and users can fine-tune the orientation recommendations.

Automatic Support and Label Generation

Automatically generate topology-optimized build supports to minimize post-processing and material waste, and generate embossed or break-off labels to ensure easy sorting. Our unique lattice supports can extend inside or around parts without touching underlying surface to help you avoid placing supports on critical surfaces.

Automatic High-Density Nesting

Go beyond human capabilities with automated 2D and 3D high-density nesting. Combined with our lattice supports it can even nest in overlaying 3D layers, further maximizing machine use and tuning nests to a desired build time.

Hybrid CAM

A single, Automated System

Combine the benefits of 3D printing and machining in a single, automated system. Full hybrid workflow, programming metal 3D printers and milling equipment, all from within one system. Detect high precision surfaces, automatically added stock material to enhance subtractive milling operations, and much more.

Work Holding and Setup

Design datum points or leave parts on the build plate during heat treatment and machining process to improve component accuracy, yields, and throughput.

Integrated Alignment and Inspection

Parts probed or scanned to align CNC toolpaths to the near-net-shape 3D printed component or for final inspection.

Process Simulation

Predict thermal effects in powder bed fusion

Simulate and predict distortion and residual stresses in Powder Bed Fusion processes to print right the first time and minimize production waste. A combination of algorithmic methods and machine learning improves the process with use. 

Compensate for thermal distortion

Automatically adjust geometries to compensate for distortion and shrinkage to get the parts within required tolerances.

Heat Treatment

Simulate heat treatment effects like warpage, shrinkage and stress relief.

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Oqton is an AI-powered, cloud-based additive manufacturing platform that fully unifies and simplifies your manufacturing processes and technologies. Scale your operations sustainably by being faster, more cost efficient, and more productive.