RP Platform Introduces Automated Pricing Feature for Traditional Manufacturing and 3D Printed Post-Processing Services

Share this Article

London-based RP Platform, which provides customizable workflow automation software for additive manufacturing, was launched back in 2013 by Autonomous Manufacturing Ltd. The company’s platform automates every stage of the AM process, so customers can achieve greater workflow efficiency and rapidly develop high-quality 3D printed parts. It provides a unique end-to-end solution, and the company, which also has an office in Kiev, continually works to deliver new solutions that will increase the automation of AM workflows, such as build preparation tools, integrated production management, and an email integration feature, which was introduced this spring as part of a software update.

Automation is increasingly important, as AM technology continues to evolve, to help companies from getting in over their heads. RP Platform offers its customers several different options, so they can customize the platform in a way that will work best for them.

Now, thanks to another new feature that RP Platform is introducing, customers will be able to receive automated pricing for traditional manufacturing methods and AM post-processing services for the first time.

“We believe that this is a game-changer because manufacturers can now easily price parts for both traditional and additive manufacturing as well as for post-processing,” RP Platform Marketing Manager Victoria Akinsowon told 3DPrint.com.

RP Platform is now extending a new service capability to its customers called Internal Quotation, which gives companies a way to price parts that are produced from traditional production methods, and AM post-processing services as well.

“At RP Platform we are committed to streamlining the additive manufacturing process. However, as AM is increasingly integrated into wider manufacturing processes, we found that a large number of our customers offer traditional manufacturing methods in addition to their additive manufacturing services. We therefore wanted to provide an efficient and effective way for them to price parts produced through both technologies,” said Felix Doerr, RP Platform’s Head of Business Development.

“Our new Internal Quotation system also allows our customers to price their post-processing services based on their own pricing formula, ensuring a smoother and more streamlined pricing and sales process.”

Companies will be able to use RP Platform’s new Internal Quotation system to produce automated quotations for AM post-processing services, in addition to a range of traditional production methods, such as injection molding, silicone tooling, and vacuum casting.

The process of producing quotes for additive and traditional manufacturing can be fairly manual work, and take a long time to boot. But the new Internal Quotation system automates the whole pricing process, which can result in faster turnaround times and a streamlined ordering process.

“Internal Quotation is essentially our way of combining both additive manufacturing and traditional manufacturing processes. We know that additive manufacturing will not replace traditional manufacturing methods, but is a powerful complement for applications such as mass customisation and the production of end-use parts and prototypes,” said Doerr. “Our Internal Quotation system therefore combines the best of both worlds on one software platform.”

RP Platform customers that use the new Internal Quotation system will be able to base the pricing of parts off their own parameters now. Additionally, AM post-processing services can now be priced in the same way, thanks to custom fields within the system that offer companies flexibility in setting up their own custom pricing formulas, which are based solely on their own individual requirements.

Discuss this and other 3D printing topics at 3DPrintBoard.com or share your thoughts in the Facebook comments below. 

[Images: RP Platform]

 

Share this Article


Recent News

Nexa3D Acquires NXT Factory, Introduces Eco-Friendly 3D Printing Washing Solvent

RENA Acquires HES Hirtisation Segment for Post-Processing for Metal 3D Printing



Categories

3D Design

3D Printed Art

3D printed automobiles

3D Printed Food


You May Also Like

NTU Singapore: Robotic Post-Processing System Removes Residual Powder from 3D Printed Parts

Researchers from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore wrote a paper, titled “Development of a Robotic System for Automated Decaking of 3D-Printed Parts,” about their work attempting to circumvent a significant...

Comparing Surface Finish and Post-Processing Methods for SLM 3D Printed Parts

It’s not easy to produce parts that contain internal cooling channels using traditional manufacturing methods, which makes 3D printing an attractive option for easy, precise integration of these channels –...

Dental College of Georgia: Examining Photoinitiator Types in 3D Printing Resins

Researchers from the Dental College of Georgia, Augusta University, are exploring better ways to perform dental restoration, detailing their findings in the recently published ‘Photoinitiator Types Among a Variety of...

Align Technology Acquires exocad, Dental CAD/CAM Software Vendor in €376 Million Deal

Align Technology acquires Global Dental CAD/CAM software firm, exocad. Known for their dental CAD/CAM solutions, exocad will strengthen Align’s presence among dentists, labs, and partners around the globe. The two...


Shop

View our broad assortment of in house and third party products.