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Emerging Trends in the Welding Industry Explained by Belgian Welding Institute Experts


While we step into the fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0, its crucial to understand disruptions driving this digital transformation, such as big data, robotics, advanced analytics, machine learning, 3D printing, etc.


Year In Review - 2021


2021 was a special year for Oqton. Overcoming challenges and creating new opportunities, we learned valuable lessons and expanded our vision for future growth. We are grateful to partners, customers, and employees for making all our goals happen and being with us through each important milestone.


Supporting innovation for future


Dental-Labor Volkmer has been a successful family-run business for over 50 years in Germany. Active in three locations with more than 120 employees, it has steadily grown and maintained the charm of a family-owned company

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Oqton to Showcase Its Expanded Software Portfolio at Formnext 2021


Oqton will showcase an expanded software portfolio that can complement its MOS. These technologies help customers automate their digital manufacturing workflows, scale their operations and enhance their competitive position.

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Nexa3D partners with Oqton to meet accelerating demand for additively manufactured dental appliances


Nexa3D, the maker of ultrafast polymer 3D printers, today announced that it partnered with AI powered manufacturing software leader Oqton.

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Oqton Named One of the 20 Most Promising Manufacturing Tech Solution Providers in 2021 by CIO Review Magazine


CIO Review selected Oqton as one of its 20 Most Promising Manufacturing Technology Solution Providers.

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Amnovis obtains ISO 13485 certification for innovative additive manufacturing processes supported by oqton


Additive manufacturing trailblazer Amnovis has achieved ISO 13485 certification for meeting demanding, internationally agreed quality management standards.

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"Insane" cost and productivity improvements


Crown Ceram, the French dental prosthetics company, have been a successful family-run firm for almost 40 years.

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3D Systems to Drive Adoption of Additive Manufacturing in Production Environments with the Acquisition of Oqton


Oqton will operate as independent organization and solution platform company, ensuring data security and confidentiality for customers

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Oqton named Stratasys GrabCAD® Software Partner


A global SaaS company, has joined the GrabCAD Software Partner Program as a thought leading global software provider, with their state-of-the art manufacturing operating system.

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HP certifies Oqton as a member of the 3D API partner program


Oqton is delighted to announce that as of last month (August 2021) it has received certification from HP, a global leader in manufacturing 3D printers based on its MultiJet Fusion (MJF) technology.

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Oqton Serves as Key Platform for Additive Manufacturing Production Efficiency at EOS


EOS is a leading provider of responsible manufacturing solutions for metal and polymer-based industrial 3D printing technology based on the laser powder bed fusion process.

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Turning designs into reality with Oqton


Custom Color 3D Printing is a fast-growth start-up based in Chicago, USA, specializing in a range of services including production polymer additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping.

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Intelligent Connection Enables Capturing, Collating & Controlling of Data


The industrial internet of things (IIoT) centres around one core proposition — the digitalisation of data.


When we say an end-to-end workflow solution – what do we mean?


Have you noticed how frequently the phrases “end-to-end” and “workflow” are utilised as part of the lexicon within the additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing industry these days? There is a good reason for that.


Prodways integrates Oqton for better end-to-end control of the manufacturing process


Prodways has established a partnership with Oqton, now offering Oqton software on its machines.

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Connected, Intelligent & Automated Workflows for (Additive) Manufacturing


Manufacturing Execution System – or MES – can come across as a rather generic term, but understanding the real meaning and implementing it in a factory is about as important as it gets for any manufacturing operation.


Oqton raises 40M Series A financing round


Oqton, Inc., a software company specialising in AI-powered solutions for the manufacturing industry, today announces that it has raised over $40M in a Series A financing round, led by Fortino Capital, a leading B2B software investor, by PMV, the regional Flemish investment fund, and by Sandvik, a global engineering group.

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Oqton integrates EOS software for seamless additive manufacturing workflows


Oqton and EOS announce the deep integration of EOS software capabilities into Oqton. This partnership enables an unprecedented tight connection of manufacturing software and hardware.

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The D3D 30 — DEVELOP3D


A round-up of 30 new technologies from around the world that Develop3D firmly believes could give your 2020 product development work a major boost.

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3D Printing Software — DigitalAlloys


Oqton was mentioned as a leading company in an article by Digital Alloys covering different categories of 3D printing software and how they fit together in an AM workflow.

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3D Printing News From Formnext 2019 Graded — DEVELOP3D


Oqton was graded A+ in the list of all major announcements of Formnext 2019.

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FormNext 2019


Oqton showcased FactoryOS™ to the world for the first time at Form Next 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany.


Oqton announces the first fully automated 3D inspection machine


Determining the quality of manufactured parts has always been a challenge. It is not only time-consuming, it also requires significant effort and resources.


Moving toward large-scale production planning in additive manufacturing


Planning and scheduling for additive manufacturing at a factory scale opens up an incredible array of possibilities, but also poses challenges.


Oqton Does It All In Additive Manufacturing — Fabbaloo


Kerry Stevenson from Fabbaloo shares his perspective on Oqton.

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Microfactories Move to Full Production – IndustryWeek


Four ways manufacturers, big or small, can benefit from technology breakthroughs. Oqton CTO Ben Schrauwen talks about how advances in technology are setting up microfactories to emerge as a new form of contract manufacturer.

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Five Issues Industrial 3D Printing Needs to Solve to be the Future of Factories


For years, industrial 3D printing has been heralded as the 'future of factories' that will 'radically change the world', but it's still in the zone of inflated expectations. Five key challenges impact it's potential to revolutionize manufacturing.


AI and machine learning 2019 predictions – Dzone


In this Dzone article, Oqton CTO Ben Schrauwen and technology execs from companies like Mulesoft and New Relic share their predictions for the coming year.

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Artificial Intelligence and the coming of the self-designing machine – Ars Technica


'Manufacturing is in the early stages of a state of disruption brought on by technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and 3D printing.' Oqton CTO Ben Schrauwen lends his perspective to the first day of the Ars UNITE 'virtual conference'.

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‘The fear of AI is exaggerated’ –


Trends Magazine interviews Oqton CTO Ben Schrauwen about AI and the founding of Oqton.

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Stop thinking AI vs human, think AI with human – CMS Wire


Because of our vision of making AI-driven factories accessible to manufacturers, we often get asked to provide thoughts on what AI means for humans in the manufacturing workplace. In this article, Oqton CTO Ben Schrauwen...

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Overcoming the three big challenges of IIOT data


Manufacturers we speak to say that they’re gathering industrial IoT (IIoT) data from their factories but aren’t necessarily getting the anticipated insights and benefits they expected due to these three challenges.


Promising Smart Factories for All –


Oqton CEO and co-founder Samir Hanna is featured in this article, talking about the Oqton vision and manufacturing's need for an open, accessible and affordable operating system.

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Samir Hanna on Bringing Intelligence to Manufacturing – ITAP 2018 Main Stage


Oqton co-founder and CEO, Samir Hanna, spoke on the main stage at the Industrial Transformation Asia Pacific (ITAP) conference in Singapore last week on the topic of Bringing Intelligence to Manufacturing.


Bringing the “vision of autonomous manufacturing to reality” – TCT Magazine


Ben Schrauwen talks with TCT Magazine about how Oqton is addressing autonomous manufacturing and the factory of the future.

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Learning how to be lean - AI as the key to continuous improvement


AI and machine learning are poised to turbocharge lean manufacturing, as their continuously-improving models translate into continuously-improving operations on the factory floor.


From automation to autonomy - how the new era of robots will revolutionize manufacturing


“Automation” and “autonomy”, though often conflated, are distinct concepts in industrial manufacturing. Autonomy has incredible potential, but in order to achieve it, the robots are going to have to be able to program - and reprogram - themselves.


Three Takeaways from IMTS 2018


This year's IMTS show was a record-breaker in size and scope, an amazing showcase of manufacturing technology. Here we will share a few of our key impressions.


The Three Waves of Innovation that are Changing Manufacturing


The internet, AI, and blockchain. Three waves of technological innovation that are poised to completely transform manufacturing.


Carl Bass Joins Oqton Board of Directors


We're excited to announce that Carl Bass is joining our board as an independent director of Oqton.

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Why we’re still waiting on Industry 4.0


We’ve been on the cusp of the Fourth Industrial Revolution for a while, and it’s still not clear when or how it will come to fruition. But we can identify the issues we need to overcome to make the leap...


ITAP Future of Manufacturing Conference


Oqton CEO and Co-Founder Samir Hanna is scheduled to speak at the Industrial Transformation Asia Pacific - Future of Manufacturing Conference on Oct 16-17, 2018.


Don’t blame the robots: factory automation is harder than it looks


Elon Musk recently commented that Tesla has suffered from “too many robots,” that factory automation slowed the Model 3’s production, instead of making it faster. We agree it’s hubris to assume...