, a leading 3-D printing solutions manufacturer, has announced a complete upgrade of its BCN3D Cloud platform which will allow companies to scale up their additive manufacturing (AM) operations and make entire printing workflows more efficient, controlled, and easier to manage.
The introduction of the new centralised software solution follows a number of hardware innovations including the recently launched ‘Smart Cabinet’ - which were developed to meet rapidly growing demand for 3-D printing.
Bringing a completely renewed experience and interface for users, the new platform is available under three different plans — Standard, Teams and Private.
The ‘BCN3D Cloud Standard’ plan is included for all customers (Epsilon Series and Sigma D25) and is ideal for driving the adoption of additive manufacturing within companies. Its main features are the digital library, queues management, organising and prioritising print jobs and clusters.
These allow users to group printers according to their different characteristics or capabilities and to view statistics for real-time analysis.
The ‘BCN3D Cloud Teams’ allows advanced organisations to administrate a departmental structure with customised roles and permissions for members. This plan also includes the Workflows feature, which enables several workflows to be created to effectively manage and control the 3-D printing process, all the way from design to the final piece.
Depending on the role, some users can add files to the workflow while others are responsible for managing the printing process. The Teams plan will be available from late October onwards for a three-month probation period and will then be priced at 495 euros per year.
The ‘BCN3D Cloud Private’ is an on-demand plan for corporations with very specific privacy and security requirements.
Daniel Arroyo, BCN3D chief software officer, said: “The integration of AM processes is becoming more critical for our clients because the applications are more demanding, with BCN3D machines often printing for more than 12hr a day on average.
“With increasing printed part volumes, more people, and more machines interacting, the workflow needs to be robust and seamless. To support those customer needs, our vision is to provide software layers that add value to the hardware, effectively closing the circle of an enterprise-level solution.”
The new BCN3D Cloud is available now and the company is hosting a live webinar on 18 October at 3pm, where Mr Arroyo will present a full walkthrough of the new BCN3D Cloud.