Turn your factory into an 
adaptive production power house

Delivering a completely new approach to manufacturing.

AI algorithms enable the system to continuously learn with use, improving production efficiency and quality.

Because of our end-to-end platform approach, we can deliver new MES capabilities and integrate with existing business systems.

Our Approach

Oqton FactoryOS™

ERP, PLM, MES systems have been around in manufacturing for a long time and are embedded in many organizations around the world. FactoryOS can be easily integrated with any of these systems. It also offers a new breed of MES functionality that is tailored to fast-paced flexible production. This MES functionality is critical for an organization to readily handle the challenges of the future of manufacturing.

The platform can be targeted to specific industry verticals as well as different personas and workflows within those industries. We offer these specialized verticals in dental, medical, industrial and aerospace. Each can be used as is or easily adapted to the particular organization.

Any tool or feature offered may be extended, augmented or replaced by another software, while maintaining the overall integrity of the end-to-end FactoryOS platform.

Design

Automatic Classification

FactoryOS uses geometric and production data to automatically classify parts. General classifications such as dental, as well as sub-classifications such as dental crown, dental bridge, etc. are generated. AI is used to continuously refine classification accuracy.

Lattice Generation

Specialized lattices for medical and industrial applications are supported. Lattices are fully parametric and take into account material and machine resolution to generate parts that are production ready within the constraints of the target application.

Topology Optimization

FactoryOS has state-of-the-art topology optimization kernels built in. It may be invoked in the background by AI algorithms to produce the most optimal supports for additive, or interactively used for design explorations such as lightweighting.

Prepare

Orientation and Support

AI is used to orient parts for best production results. Supports are automatically generated to minimize post processing and used material while avoiding critical surfaces. Both orientation and support recommendations can be overridden by user.

Toolpath Generation

Automatic toolpaths are generated for both additive and subtractive production. Machine models, tools and materials are taken into consideration in the context of the design intent and specific application of the final part.

2D, 2.5D, 3D Nesting

State of the art dynamic nesting for additive, subtractive and hybrid processes are available in FactoryOS. Allowable clearances, layering, production dependencies, etc. are taken into account. Nesting is completely automated but may be overridden by user.

Simulate

Process Simulation

Leading edge process simulation for additive manufacturing is completely integrated into FactoryOS. It is used in the background to validate AI recommendations. Actual production results are also used to continuously refine simulation models.

Cost Calculation

Detailed cost model estimates are available for all manufacturing steps and materials. These models are available for customization by individual organizations. They are also continuously improved with AI learnings using actual production cost data.

Production

Digital simulations of all production actions involved in making a part are available in FactoryOS and fully associated with the digital thread of every production order/part. These simulations help advise and produce more efficient future production actions.

Schedule

Multi-Process Planning

An AI-based planning tool is fully integrated into FactoryOS. It is capable of scheduling across multiple production processes, machines and locations. It can recalibrate schedules dynamically depending on changes in real-time production and priority data.

Material Tracking Management

Complete material management is built into FactoryOS for both additive and subtractive manufacturing processes. This allows efficient material planning and enables full traceability of materials associated with production of specific parts.

Tool Management

Effective tool management is important for production cost and quality control. FactoryOS offers state-of-the-art tool management capabilities. For example, air-time and cutting time are recorded for cutting tools and appropriate actions are recommended based on specifications.

Monitor

Alerts

Different levels of production alerts may be set up and methods of communication fully customized. For example, if the level of oxygen rises above a certain level in the additive build chamber, a text message can be sent to certain specified individuals.

Anomaly Detection

Advanced AI algorithms are used to monitor real-time and historical machine production to detect anomalies. These anomalies are highlighted and - at the extreme - production halted to help avoid further damage and improve future production.

Drag and drop

It is typical that multiple production processes are used to produce a single part. These dependencies are monitored and if one of these processes is delayed or aborted for any reason, appropriate individuals are informed and appropriate actions are advised.

Analyze

Custom Reports

IIoT platform with connectors to more than 5000 machine models are a fundamental component of FactoryOS. Their real-time and historical data may be encapsulated in custom reports to support the needs of the specific manufacturing organization.

Customizable Widgets

FactoryOS allows the mixing of digital and physical data into fully customizable data widgets. For example, data showing all inspection data on parts produced on a particular machine run relative to sensor data from that machine.

Maintenance Requirements

Machine lasers, filters, cutting tools, etc. can be fully monitored and appropriate actions advised for replacement or maintenance are triggered when necessary. This data is associated with the particular machine and/or tool for further analysis.

Trace

Digital Thread

At the core of FactoryOS is a digital thread that connects and maintains all production data to the original CAD model. Physical and digital relationships are dynamically updated as needed.

Material Tracking

Understanding which material batch was used to make a certain part is often necessary to track part production history. Full material traceability is offered and may be combined with other processes as needed.

Batch Tracking

Information related to production runs and which parts were produced together is all available and easily retrievable. For example, batch traceability queries may be resolved starting from querying a part, machine, production date or location.

Finish

Post Processing

Any automated or manual post processing technique can be easily integrated into FactoryOS. Multiple processes may be involved. For example, fully autonomous robotic control features are built-in and leveraged for AM support removal.

Assembly

Processes such as robotic pick ‘n place are easily available using the platform. This may be fully automated or driven using semi-automated techniques. Assembly instructions can be served and automated when needed.

Manual Workstations

Often manual workstations equipped with multiple tools are needed for certain tasks. These workstations including operators are integrated into the production process. All the tools are monitored and just in time instructions are served.

Inspect

Fully Automated

Determining whether a part meets the quality criteria is critical. Fully automated 3D tolerancing inspections are included and cover color, feature completeness, dimensional accuracy, planarity, cylindricity, etc.

CMM Integration

Integrating with most CMM machines is simple and is usually done to achieve more manual control over inspections or to handle very large products when specialized measurements are required.

Visual Identification

Real-time part identification is included with FactoryOS. Such identification can be as general or specific as needed up to associating the part with a customer order. It can also be connected with most robots to perform part sorting.

Certify

Process Customization

Different organizations in different industries have rigorous certification processes that are specific to their industry/company. Template routes and certification processes are offered and may easily be customized.

Approvals

Special approvals from certain individuals are often needed before production can advance to the next step. These can be customized and even automated if certain criteria are met.

QMS

In certain industries such as medical and aerospace, QMS processes are critical to ensure that quality targets are met and certified. QMS is part of FactoryOS and is fully customizable.

Unified

Single end-to-end system for any role in your organization replacing multiple disconnected applications; fully integrated with all your machines.

Fast

Cloud native: requires no deployment, as easy as any consumer app, and you can easily configure it to your needs.

Productive

Continuous AI learning improves overall productivity by increasing throughput, reducing training needs, reducing costs, and delivering holistic actionable visibility.

Scalable

Can be deployed across many organization sizes and vertical industry solutions; supports single or multiple sites.

Extendable

Can be integrated with any external software system and any internal tool; may be easily replaced with a customer preferred tool.

Pay as you use

Full featured subscription plans tailored to what you need at the user and organizational level.

Oqton FactoryOS™ is one production
system that delivers special verticals
to a wide range of industries

01.

Dental

Simple automated workflows covering additive, subtractive and hybrid processes. User interface is streamlined to be easily usable by dental lab operators.

02.

Medical

Useful for medical implants and specialized surgical tools. QMS is part of this workflow to speed compliance.

03.

Industrial

There are many industrial subcategories that vary in critical use and safety requirements. These workflows may be adapted across most industrial use cases.

04.

Identification and inspection

This is an example of a highly specialized narrow workflow. Although only identification and inspection are highlighted here, other features may be used over time as needed.

05.

Aerospace

Similar to industrial but with more QMS processes added.

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