'Tis the season of giving, so we at 3Diligent are excited to share what is hopefully a very useful gift.
As you know, 3Diligent works with hundreds of manufacturers around the world, representing thousands of machines, hundreds of branded manufacturing processes, and dozens of manufacturing brands. This covers a wide breadth of machine processes and even wider breadth of different materials. Some of these are more obscure. Others are better known. But all of them contribute to the global ecosystem of manufacturing.
For this reason, we are sharing an open source tool with the community for the searching of materials and machines in the digital manufacturing sphere!
The Technology Search Tool captures many of the different hardware options for the processing of digital manufacturing files. At the current moment, roughly 900 different branded technologies are captured in the database. Using our search bar, you can use your own search terms and phrases to identify the right solution. Additionally, there are some very useful filters to aid your search for the right technology; looking into the different listed technologies will give you a more detailed view.
With the Material Search Tool, we likewise capture the wide variety of materials in the market. Again, there are nearly 1,000 different materials captured in the database. With the power of the search bar, you can look for specific keywords of significance to you or leverage the filter functionality where appropriate.
Beta Stage and Open To Feedback
It should be noted that we are sharing this tool on a limited basis with our mailing list, and not announcing it for broader release. It is in beta state, and as you will see, there are certain functionalities that are still in progress. With that being said, our desire is to make this tool as comprehensive as possible for the community. So, if you don't see a particular material or technology that should be represented, or record that needs a tweak we want to know! You can simply click the green button for consultation and provide a message and links to relevant information there. Or if you're a material or equipment manufacturer seeking to make a bulk upload, email us and we'll send you a bulk upload spreadsheet.
More to Come
This is the first of many exciting announcements we looks forward to sharing with you over the next few months. So please keep your eyes peeled, join our mailing list if you haven't already, and have a very happy holiday season!