Automation Alley recently added new software and equipment to its Technology Center, located at OU INC on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, MI. The center gives local companies access to new and emerging technologies through training and hands-on product demonstrations. The new equipment includes a Solidscape 3Z Pro 3D printer from Delray and a connected mountain bike donated by PTC.
The Solidscape 3Z Pro is considered the premier system for jewelry manufacturing. It is also used extensively in applications that require ultra-high resolution and where precision is critical, including the medical, high-precision industrial and dental industries, among others.
The smart and connected bike streams operating data to the cloud using PTC software, as a demonstration of the Internet of Things. Software tools include Creo Parametric and ThingWorx, which are used to develop product design and effectively duplicate it in the digital world, to simulate and analyze how the product is really being used in the field. This valuable data provides the manufacturer with advanced information that could be used not only to service the product efficiently but also to improve the design and build it better.
For more information on Automation Alley’s Technology Center, visit automationalley.com or contact Automation Alley at 800-427-5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.