Leverage the benefits of the Smart Factory.
Companies embracing Industry 4.0 concepts of automation, on-demand manufacturing and part customization to scale additive manufacturing into production require smart, connected 3D printing solutions integrated with their smart factory infrastructure. Stratasys recognizes that connectivity opens the door to new business models, such as enabling airlines to 3D print their own spare parts with license keys from aerospace company OEMs. Similarly, global manufacturers could more easily make on-the-fly decisions about where to produce parts in different locations through automated software integrated with global networks of 3D printers.
In order to enable the Smart Factory, Stratasys provides GrabCAD Software Development Kits (SDKs), a complete set of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), sample code, documentation and support, to customers and independent software vendors. Used by software developers, the GrabCAD SDKs enable integration of additive manufacturing into the production workflow with machine monitoring and data collection, job programming and execution extensions. In addition, we are building an ecosystem of Stratasys Software partners that focus on specific customer use cases to bring the best in industry to our customers.