Gain visibility into production
As paper piles up, it can be difficult to see what is happening in production until the end of the day or week. Tulip’s no-code apps, replace work order travelers, paper, and spreadsheets with easy, real-time data collection for full visibility into every step of your operation from prints to post-processing.
Centralize data across multiple printer types
Most operations rely on several different types of printers to create parts in different materials and finishes. Automating data collection across multiple printer types and connectivity statuses is made easy with Tulip apps. Connect to HTTP APIs and pull machine status and material usage automatically.
As parts move from printers to post-processing, it can be difficult to keep track of larger assemblies or what step of a process dozens or hundreds of parts can be at. With connected apps, each part can be followed and traced with a unique ID and serialized throughout every step of your process.
Understand the current status of all work orders, materials, and equipment
Drive impactful decisions with real-time operations data. See the status of your work orders, materials, and printers in one place, and track KPIs while collecting feedback from operators. Create universal dashboards for operators to manage printer status across an entire fleet or print room.
Monitor machines and workstation performance metrics in real-time. Ensure machines are operating optimally to prevent unplanned downtime.
Machine and operator data
Visualize contextual operator data with machine data for a complete view of equipment and material usage
Connect all your equipment
Connect networked and stranded printers with common APIs, Node-RED, and edge sensors
Build apps for operators to monitor maintenance, clearnings, changeovers, fleet status, and job status
Guide assembly and inspection
Error proof operations and report defects in real-time with human and process data. Provide operators with 3D CAD models to ease inspection by embedding them into work instruction apps.
Connect with CAD Software
Communicating with software such as Onshape, pull information from documents and Part Studio elements, as well as information from assemblies and bill of materials. Allow operators to view and interact with 3D renderings with augmented reality to accelerate inspection.
Formlabs used Tulip to gain the real-time visibility they needed for their improving their Print Production Center manufacturing processes.Learn more
3D Printer Manufacturer
Responding to new market demands, a 3D Printer Manufacturer got a new production line up to speed fast.Learn more
A personalized orthopedic aligner manufacturer scaled their 3D printing operations quickly and doubled their production capacity with Tulip.Learn more
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