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AME-3D partners with AMFG for AM production

Implementing AMFG’s MES and workflow automation software to reinforce its core operations

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AMFG has entered a new partnership with leading product development and prototyping company AME-3D. Through the implementation of AMFG’s MES and workflow automation software, AME-3D will continue to reinforce its core operations – laying down essential foundations to further scale its production.

AME-3D has been providing expert design and prototyping services for 26 years – excelling particularly within the specialist niche of vacuum casting for production, alongside RIM casting. The company offers several 3D printing services, with expertise in SLA, and SLS AM for rapid prototyping and low-volume production, and has recently invested in three more AM machines. AME-3D supplies a diverse client base that varies from small startups to large enterprises – bridging a multitude of industries. Recently, AME-3D received significant financial investment – sparking a new bout of development and opening up further paths for expansion.

Upon receiving the financial backing, AME-3D identified MES and workflow software as a strategic investment – offering a means to mature and scale its manufacturing processes. Specifically, the company sought to improve its quotation speed by reducing manual input – making it simpler for their present employees to manage higher RFQ volumes and accelerate quotation throughput. To increase efficiency, AME-3D searched for a software solution that was aligned with the company’s goals.

AME-3D partners with AMFG for AM production - implementing AMFG’s MES and workflow automation software to reinforce its core operations. AMFG’s quotation automation feature enabled a reduction in labor time and afforded firmer control over quotation quality. Additionally, AMFG’s digital catalog functionality allowed AME-3D’s customers to order from a list of preconfigured CAD files – reducing the need for client input and establishing a notably simplified buying journey.

Following the agreement, AME-3D and AMFG have worked closely towards software implementation – including an intensive process of dissecting the company’s business framework and configuring the software to maximize its application’s benefits. The company is already noticing operational improvements thanks to the easing of previously time-consuming and high-effort tasks.

Alongside conventional 3D printing applications traditionally catered for by AMFG, AME-3D has incorporated vacuum casting – an offering that has experienced a burst in popularity within the company over the past year – within its solution.

“AMFG has a lot of capability packed into the software. I was specifically looking for a solution that enabled faster quoting, an online quoting platform, and production management, and AMFG has all of these,” said Rich Proctor, Managing Director of AME Group, “I have benefitted a lot from the speed at which the support team at AMFG reply to queries. There is more that we can do with the software as we get further into the integrations with other parts of our business too. Strategically, I could see that growing AME-3D would be an easier task when we were building on a platform that offers clarity, control, and consistency.”

“At AMFG, we take great pride in aligning with high-growth organizations who are carving the path forward in additive. AME Group’s ambitions and demands for a solution were ambitious and well thought-out, but it’s great to observe the clear demonstration of value that AME-3D have derived from AMFG in both their customer-facing improvements and back office process efficiency,” said Matt Martin, VP of EMEA at AMFG.

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