This project addresses the “Manufacturing & Logistics Tools and Services” challenge, by helping 3D printer hubs (small and big) in better organizing their production activities, estimating
and forecasting materials consumption and in improving the communication with their clients.
This will be ensured by creating a subscription-based service hosted in the cloud, 3DP-OPECR, which involves 3D Printing Hubs (main target of the business model), their customers and 3rd parties.
The service will allow Factories to expose their capabilities, to receive Orders, to interact with Customers, to have automated work scheduling for each 3D printer, to estimate and forecast Material consumption, to visualize Order history and to be easily connected to other relevant services by means of web-services/APIs.
The service will allow Customers to see Factory capabilities, place orders directly or over a third-party (web-service/API), communicate with the Factory and check personal order status and order history.
Using the collected data, big data analysis and BI tools will be used to compute 3D printing market trends and other relevant indicators. We mix the best features that exist to create a unique application which is easy to use and dedicated for 3D printing. The added web-services / APIs, the big data analysis element and the use of FIWARE technologies in this field are innovative.
The service is based on FIWARE tehnology and involves many enablers (e.g. Context Broker GE, BigData GE, Data Visualization – SpagoBI GE and others) in order to increase the development speed. Our platform and marketing materials will promote the growth of the FIWARE ecosystem.
The project aligns itself with the goals of the present call and brings economical and relational value to the business and to the whole 3D printing field. The improved organization, the automations and the connectivity to other relevant services save time which can be used for innovation by the industry.
Manufacturing & Logistics Tools and Services