HP: advancing 3D printing and digital manufacturing
In a recent announcement made by HP the company detailed its new strategic partnership with - a leading provider of core 3D geometry kernel which is used to develop scalable, high performance and next generation additive manufacturing solutions.
The partnership intends to grow HP’s focus on expanding its software and data platform, which helps its customers to realise the transformative power of 3D printing and digital manufacturing.
“Innovations in software, data intelligence, and workflow automation are key to unlocking the full potential of additive manufacturing,” commented Ryan Palmer, Global Head of Software, Data and Automation, HP 3D Printing & Digital Manufacturing. “We are committed to advancing our digital manufacturing platform capabilities and this strategic collaboration with Dyndrite is an exciting next step on the journey.”
By combining HP’s end to end manufacturing management experience with Dyndrite’s cutting edge additive technologies, HP strives to define, develop and deliver a software platform with the ability to power ‘digital manufacturing factories of the future’.
“The promise of 3D printing is to deliver unique parts and tools not possible through traditional methods, and do so on an industrial and global scale. For this to happen the industry must evolve and Dyndrite’s mission is to accelerate this change,” added Harshil Goel, CEO and founder, Dyndrite.
“HP is a clear leader in industrial 3D printing and this collaboration speeds the game-changing impact our technology brings to the AM community at large. We applaud HP’s vision and look forward to a long and fruitful partnership for years to come.”
Bringing together systems, software, services and materials science, HP is a leading provider of industrial grader 3D printing and digital manufacturing solutions for its customers. Such solutions include multiple software and data innovations such as its advanced HP 3D Process Control and HP 3D Center offerings. These software solutions enable its customers to improve their operational efficiency, quality and personalisations, as well as driving dimensional accuracy, repeatability and fleet monitoring.
“HP’s 3D Center software is critical to the success of our organization. From internal reporting, historical data and most important, full traceability toward our customers, it enables unprecedented productivity, quality, and personalization on a massive scale,” said Stijn Paridaens, CEO, ZiggZagg. “We would not be able to get such a full overview in any other way, and we’re excited for HP’s continued software, data intelligence, and workflow innovations to help us grow even further.”
HP believes in the importance of having broad ecosystem collaboration in order to accelerate innovation and speed product development and supply chain efficiencies.
“Dyndrite joins HP’s global ecosystem of manufacturing and software partners, one of the largest partner communities in the industry. HP also supports numerous 3D printing and digital manufacturing open standards to ensure data interoperability and choice for customers,” concluded in a company statement.
Ivy.ai’s new chatbot streamlines resources and policies
Ivy.ai, a creator of AI chatbots for higher education, is offering a chatbot that helps institutions streamline name, image, and likeness policies for athletic programmes.
This solution will allow athletic departments to dramatically reduce inbound inquiries while answering inquiries related to compliance, financial aid impact, how-to documents, and best practice training videos.
It will allow institutions to condense information in a way that is easily accessible and eliminates the need for student-athletes to read complicated manuals. Institutions can also engage with student-athletes via a real-time feedback loop to see which topics truly matter and what needs further clarification. This allows administrators to be proactive and provide a competitive edge in recruiting.
Helping institutions connect their students with information
“Athletic departments at colleges and universities are overwhelmed by the challenges posed by the name, image and likeness legislation,” said Mary Frances Coryell, Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Partnership.
“Ivy.ai is uniquely positioned in the market to help institutions connect their student-athletes with policies and information related to NIL such as state laws, restrictions and relevant contacts. Our chatbot can digest all relevant policy information and provide answers to student-athletes at any time on any device. We expect the NIL market to move quickly, so student-athletes deserve the answers on their terms, rather than exclusively during work hours.”
Primary use cases for the chatbot include:
- Answering commonly asked questions related to name, image and likeness
- Communicate policies such as state laws, restrictions and compliance regulations
- Provide contact information for various advisors and agencies
- Connect training materials for athletes to improve their branding
- Engage in two-way reactive and proactive communication to keep policies student-centric
Back in March 2020, the company offered schools a free COVID-19 Response System, including a customisable COVID-19 Response Bot, a human-to-human live chat system and an SMS Text platform. These services are offered completely free of charge.
"The customisable COVID-19 Response Bot will help schools connect their students with important information, such as the school's operational status, where to go for treatment, and what to do to help reduce the risk of spreading the virus. We already added that information to all of our clients' AI chatbots, and we found that in many cases students needed additional support. That's why we're including our human-to-human Live Chat system in this offer. The SMS Text platform can be used to drive awareness to this communications channel for your students." said Mark McNasby, CEO of Ivy.ai.