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Intelligent Connection Enables Capturing, Collating & Controlling of Data

05.04.2021

The industrial internet of things (IIoT) centres around one core proposition — the digitalisation of data.

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When we say an end-to-end workflow solution – what do we mean?

04.23.2021

Have you noticed how frequently the phrases “end-to-end” and “workflow” are utilised as part of the lexicon within the additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing industry these days? There is a good reason for that.

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Prodways integrates Oqton for better end-to-end control of the manufacturing process

04.21.2021

Prodways has established a partnership with Oqton, now offering Oqton software on its machines.

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Connected, Intelligent & Automated Workflows for (Additive) Manufacturing

03.19.2021

Manufacturing Execution System – or MES – can come across as a rather generic term, but understanding the real meaning and implementing it in a factory is about as important as it gets for any manufacturing operation.

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Oqton raises 40M Series A financing round

01.15.2021

Oqton, Inc., a software company specialising in AI-powered solutions for the manufacturing industry, today announces that it has raised over $40M in a Series A financing round, led by Fortino Capital, a leading B2B software investor, by PMV, the regional Flemish investment fund, and by Sandvik, a global engineering group.

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Oqton integrates EOS software for seamless additive manufacturing workflows

11.06.2020

Oqton and EOS announce the deep integration of EOS software capabilities into Oqton. This partnership enables an unprecedented tight connection of manufacturing software and hardware.

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The D3D 30 — DEVELOP3D

06.04.2020

A round-up of 30 new technologies from around the world that Develop3D firmly believes could give your 2020 product development work a major boost.

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3D Printing Software — DigitalAlloys

05.25.2020

Oqton was mentioned as a leading company in an article by Digital Alloys covering different categories of 3D printing software and how they fit together in an AM workflow.

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3D Printing News From Formnext 2019 Graded — DEVELOP3D

12.16.2019

Oqton was graded A+ in the list of all major announcements of Formnext 2019.

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FormNext 2019

11.25.2019

Oqton showcased FactoryOS™ to the world for the first time at Form Next 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Oqton announces the first fully automated 3D inspection machine

11.15.2019

Determining the quality of manufactured parts has always been a challenge. It is not only time-consuming, it also requires significant effort and resources.

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Moving toward large-scale production planning in additive manufacturing

09.05.2019

Planning and scheduling for additive manufacturing at a factory scale opens up an incredible array of possibilities, but also poses challenges.

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Oqton Does It All In Additive Manufacturing — Fabbaloo

07.12.2019

Kerry Stevenson from Fabbaloo shares his perspective on Oqton.

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Microfactories Move to Full Production – IndustryWeek

02.20.2019

Four ways manufacturers, big or small, can benefit from technology breakthroughs. Oqton CTO Ben Schrauwen talks about how advances in technology are setting up microfactories to emerge as a new form of contract manufacturer.

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Five Issues Industrial 3D Printing Needs to Solve to be the Future of Factories

02.04.2019

For years, industrial 3D printing has been heralded as the 'future of factories' that will 'radically change the world', but it's still in the zone of inflated expectations. Five key challenges impact it's potential to revolutionize manufacturing.

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AI and machine learning 2019 predictions – Dzone

12.19.2018

In this Dzone article, Oqton CTO Ben Schrauwen and technology execs from companies like Mulesoft and New Relic share their predictions for the coming year.

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Artificial Intelligence and the coming of the self-designing machine – Ars Technica

12.06.2018

'Manufacturing is in the early stages of a state of disruption brought on by technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and 3D printing.' Oqton CTO Ben Schrauwen lends his perspective to the first day of the Ars UNITE 'virtual conference'.

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‘The fear of AI is exaggerated’ – Trends.be

12.06.2018

Trends Magazine interviews Oqton CTO Ben Schrauwen about AI and the founding of Oqton.

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Stop thinking AI vs human, think AI with human – CMS Wire

11.14.2018

Because of our vision of making AI-driven factories accessible to manufacturers, we often get asked to provide thoughts on what AI means for humans in the manufacturing workplace. In this article, Oqton CTO Ben Schrauwen...

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Overcoming the three big challenges of IIOT data

11.06.2018

Manufacturers we speak to say that they’re gathering industrial IoT (IIoT) data from their factories but aren’t necessarily getting the anticipated insights and benefits they expected due to these three challenges.

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Promising Smart Factories for All – Engineering.com

10.31.2018

Oqton CEO and co-founder Samir Hanna is featured in this Engineering.com article, talking about the Oqton vision and manufacturing's need for an open, accessible and affordable operating system.

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Samir Hanna on Bringing Intelligence to Manufacturing – ITAP 2018 Main Stage

10.25.2018

Oqton co-founder and CEO, Samir Hanna, spoke on the main stage at the Industrial Transformation Asia Pacific (ITAP) conference in Singapore last week on the topic of Bringing Intelligence to Manufacturing.

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Bringing the “vision of autonomous manufacturing to reality” – TCT Magazine

10.18.2018

Ben Schrauwen talks with TCT Magazine about how Oqton is addressing autonomous manufacturing and the factory of the future.

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Learning how to be lean - AI as the key to continuous improvement

10.15.2018

AI and machine learning are poised to turbocharge lean manufacturing, as their continuously-improving models translate into continuously-improving operations on the factory floor.

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From automation to autonomy - how the new era of robots will revolutionize manufacturing

09.25.2018

“Automation” and “autonomy”, though often conflated, are distinct concepts in industrial manufacturing. Autonomy has incredible potential, but in order to achieve it, the robots are going to have to be able to program - and reprogram - themselves.

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Three Takeaways from IMTS 2018

09.18.2018

This year's IMTS show was a record-breaker in size and scope, an amazing showcase of manufacturing technology. Here we will share a few of our key impressions.

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The Three Waves of Innovation that are Changing Manufacturing

08.29.2018

The internet, AI, and blockchain. Three waves of technological innovation that are poised to completely transform manufacturing.

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Carl Bass Joins Oqton Board of Directors

08.21.2018

We're excited to announce that Carl Bass is joining our board as an independent director of Oqton.

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Why we’re still waiting on Industry 4.0

08.02.2018

We’ve been on the cusp of the Fourth Industrial Revolution for a while, and it’s still not clear when or how it will come to fruition. But we can identify the issues we need to overcome to make the leap...

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ITAP Future of Manufacturing Conference

05.30.2018

Oqton CEO and Co-Founder Samir Hanna is scheduled to speak at the Industrial Transformation Asia Pacific - Future of Manufacturing Conference on Oct 16-17, 2018.

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Don’t blame the robots: factory automation is harder than it looks

04.18.2018

Elon Musk recently commented that Tesla has suffered from “too many robots,” that factory automation slowed the Model 3’s production, instead of making it faster. We agree it’s hubris to assume...

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