ExOne has launched an app which it says can provide real-time machine monitoring and analysis of 3D printers.

ExOne Scout, available for download in app stores, can deliver push notifications to smart devices about job status, printhead speed, fluid levels, temperature, humidity and other actionable manufacturing data, the company said.

Scout is currently designed for use with two ExOne production 3D printers: its S-Max Pro sand 3D printer, which is used for the production of sand molds and cores for metalcasting parts in the aerospace, automotive, agricultural, defense, and other industries, and the X1 160Pro metal 3D printer, which is currently in production and is slated to begin shipping to industrial customers by year-end.

‘We plan to surround our high-speed binder jet 3D printers with a complete end-to-end digital workflow in the future,’ said John Hartner, ExOne CEO. […] We’re looking to streamline the entire sequence of digital manufacturing around our systems with automation, software and remote monitoring and controls.’

This story uses material from ExOne, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.