Ziggzagg, a Belgian provider of 3D printing services and a pioneer in the implementation of HP Multi Jet Fusion technology, has invested in a wide range of AM-Flow workflow automation solutions as the backbone of its digital factory in Aalter. The companies also decided to establish long-term cooperation in further factory automation in areas such as tracking & tracing, bin-picking and packaging.
New 3D printing technologies have enabled the production of medium and even large product series of over 200,000 pieces. 3D design, ordering and 3D printing are completely digital, however, for a fully automated process, it is also necessary to develop solutions of this type for cleaning, post-processing, part identification, sorting, transport, packaging and labeling. By investing in the technology developed by AM-Flow, Ziggzagg has made an important step in creating a fully automated Smart AM factory based on the ideas of Industry 4.0.
This is what Stijn Paridaens, CEO of Ziggzagg comments on:
Dzięki naszej flocie drukarek 3D HP MJF zbliżamy się do szybkości produkcji i kosztów formowania wtryskowego. Wdrażając technologię automatyzacji przepływu pracy AM-Flow, możemy realizować w pełni cyfrową produkcję przy niższych kosztach”.
With this collaboration, AM-Flow and Ziggzagg will focus on automatically routing and tracking all 3D-printed products throughout production. From batch flow to one-piece flow and vice versa. The benefits are significant as Ziggzagg will get a complete overview of the flow of a large number of customer orders, reduce errors, reduce costs and shorter delivery times.
Ziggzagg was founded in 2010 and is a leading player in the world of additive manufacturing. It offers additional production capacity, optimization of product design and flexibility in short lead times, which gives their customers a competitive advantage. Ziggzagg focuses on MJF printed parts with industrial quality: from serial production prototyping to the supply of spare parts.