Valuechain launches software for additive manufacturers

AMAugust17News - valuechain
AMAugust17News - valuechain

British manufacturing software developer Valuechain has launched a new version of its production control software, DNAam for additive manufacturers.  

British manufacturing software developer Valuechain has launched a new version of its production control software, DNAam for additive manufacturers.

DNAam is the seventh version of Valuechain’s production control offering, and is the third new product launched this year as the Cheshire-based company continue to expand its product range.

The software is designed to the specific needs of additive manufacturing companies, integrating complex workflow and operations, such as build planning, comprehensive inventory management and the critical chemical analysis of powder batches and test pieces.

“DNAam addresses a specific problem that has emerged since the increased need for additive manufacturing,” stated Valuechain CEO, Tom Dawes. “The use of additive manufacturing has become more widespread in recent years, with companies of all sizes and sectors realising the benefits. However, ERP systems have failed to keep up with the specialised demands.

“Every batch of AM powder needs to be tracked throughout its entire lifecycle; through multiple blends, manufacturing builds and powder recovery; whilst maintaining comprehensive chemical analysis at every stage.”

The Valuechain team’s first-hand experience in manufacturing companies underpins its software solutions, which support more than 300 manufacturing customers.

DNAam is the company’s first offering tailored to additive manufacturing, but has been successfully piloted with Airbus UK and additive manufacturing specialists Zenith Tecnica, based in Auckland, New Zealand, and are looking to roll out the system to more companies, worldwide.

“We are always innovating new solutions that bring real tangible benefits to the manufacturing industry, and we’re proud that DNAam does exactly that,” added Dawes.

Specialising in using titanium parts, Zenith Tecnica is one of many companies that now use additive manufacturing as its main operation. Based in Auckland, New Zealand, the company are heavily invested in researching new technologies and new solutions. By utilising DNAam the team are looking forward to further streamlining processes, and providing even greater savings to its customers.



Valuechain [**]

Related Articles

From ideas to reality

Proto Labs director, Damian Hennessey looks at how the UK aerospace industry is undergoing a transformation via the increasing adoption of digital manufacturing processes.
5 years ago Features

Speaker line-up announced for TCT Show 2016

TCT Show, a specialist event dedicated to 3D manufacturing tech, has announced the speaker line-up for the 21st TCT Show Conference and details of the comprehensive exhibitor list.
5 years ago News
Most recent Articles

Automated surface finishing on display at MACH 2022

Featuring on the Fintek stand at MACH 2022 is the automation of the surface finishing of larger components, as well as new electro-chemical processes for the removal of support structures and finishing of internal/external surfaces of 3D printed parts
11 hours ago News

Full scale ahead!

Burloak Technologies’ new vice-president and general manager, Jason Ball explains how the company is supporting customers as they embark on their journey of additive manufacturing (AM) adoption. Mike Richardson reports.
11 hours ago Features

Login / Sign up