From DynaMaker Direct to a Fiber Laser

When implementing Mass Customization in your organisation one key is automation all the way to the manufacturing machines. Therefore we have worked with Salvagnini to create a direct connection towards their Salvagnini OPS planning software from our cloud service DynaMaker. Below you can see an example of customized cover plates being handled from the cloud directly to one of their fiber lasers through the OPS.

Do you own a Salvagnini laser or press break and are interested in this? Please contact us and we will help you on the road to Mass Customization!

Summer internship at SkyMaker

After another year at Linköping University, where I just finished my fourth out of five years in my MSc in Mechanical Engineering education, I return to SkyMaker for my second summer internship. 

Last summer I built a simple house structure configurator inspired by the open source project WikiHouse. I developed my programming skills in JavaScript and learned how easy it is to use SkyMaker’s software. Something I never thought to be so useful is the power of linear algebra. Modelling a house can be simplified to moving and rotating some vectors around in the 3D space, giving the vectors some dimensions, introducing some rules and BAM(!), you have a structure for a house.

Even though I enjoyed working almost purely with software, this year I wanted to be closer to a real machine. And fortunately, SkyMaker invested in a laser cutter/engraver earlier this year that I have got the opportunity to play around with. During my first week back at SkyMaker I have experimented to find cutting and engraving settings for different materials for the laser cutter. Enabling the possibilities of just making a sketch, selecting material and let the software and laser cutter deal with the rest. 

Using the DynaMaker platform, I have built a simple customizable coaster application where you can upload your own logo so your company or home can have its own custom coasters.

Now I’m off to enjoy a holiday I longed for but I’ll be back in mid July to keep working on the laser machine and to develop more applications. Hopefully you have by then, if you haven’t already, realized the opportunities with DynaMaker, registered and developed your own first application. Trevlig sommar, happy summer!

/ Emil Fernlund

Additive manufacturing of robot accessories

During the upcoming week its focus on robotics and Kristofer Skyttner is holding lectures both in Västerås (25/6) and Stockholm (27/6) with examples from the industry when Automation Region and Innovative Materials Arena arrange breakfast seminars about automating all the way for robot accessories.

With the help of flexible manufacturing methods, like additive manufacturing, there are new ways of leveraging digital tools for automation to really automate the process all the way.

Report from Hannover Messe

The Hannover Fair has come to an end and the SkyMaker team is very happy for having been part of it all! We have demonstrated how customized products become the new standard when using our cloud based tool DynaMaker! As part of the Sweden Co-Lab concept and together with MEVISIO and Nyli Metrology, we showed how our solution for product configuration connects customer demands to the manufacturing process in the smart industry.

Working together with Smarta Fabriker, we showcased how DynaMaker is a perfect match for products manufactured or assembled using modern robotics.

Together with Digital Mechanics, we showed mass customization of grippers, manufactured using cutting edge additive technology from HP, for the collaborative YuMi-robots by ABB.

Thank you to all the wonderful companies and visitors and thank you to Business Sweden for arranging the Swedish pavilion at the fair!

SkyMaker at the Hannover Messe 2019

This year SkyMaker will participate in the Swedish Pavilion at the Hannover Messe, and you are very welcome by to talk with the team and check out our demos and customer cases!

The fair starts from 1/4 to 5/4 and SkyMaker will be at hall 27 in demo #7, Smart Control & Quality, together with the companies Mevisio and Nyli Metrology. Together we will showcase a glimpse of the future where the whole flow of custom orders is automated throughout the factory. And how all parts down to quality assurance is important for a fully automated factory of the future.

This year its time for Sweden to be the partner country with the Hannover Messe so it will be lots of interesting companies at the fair showcasing the latest technology that Swedish industry can provide..

CEO and founder Kristofer Skyttner will be speaking on wednesday on the topic
The dynamic factory – How to enable local production with Mass Customization.

See you at Hannover!

Collaboration with Siemens at Popup Expo

Yesterday the team at SkyMaker participated on a full day workshop at Siemens Industrial Machinery (SIT) at their Popup Expo. The expo was arranged by Science park Mjärdevi and 6 other companies where selected for the event. Together with the R & D department at SIT we explored exiting challenges at the forefront of technology for a full day and lay the foundation for a pilot project together this spring.

SkyMaker was one of four companies that after the day qualified for pilot projects together with Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery

Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery (SIT) develops gas turbines and are at the forefront of using additive manufacturing of metals in their production. Having spent the last decade building up a facility for additive manufacturing they now produce various metal parts in full production for their turbines with the technique.

We are very much looking forward to working with Siemens in Finspång.

Swedens Smartest Industry 2019

Today we are proud to announce that our customer Garantell AB have been awarded with the price for Swedens Smartest industry by the Royal Swedish Academy for Engineering Sciences (IVA).

The competition runs yearly together with Siemens and Teknikföretagen and aims to highlight new digital technology. Garantell have today several dynamic tools from SkyMaker that automates all the way from Garantells customers to their fully automated production lines in the factory in Värnamo.

“SkyMaker have helped us to really get CAD accessible on the web and often they have got us to raise the level of automation above our initial plans with their solutions and ideas.” – Erik Axelsson, Head of R&D at Garantell

Together with a modern e-commerce solution fully focused on B2B-customers, and a fully automated factory in Värnamo, the company Garantell really leads the way for how to manufacture profitable and flexible here in Sweden.

“The entrepreneur is the engine that drives development towards the future of enterprise. To support Sweden we need to reward the companies that is driving change. Garantell have built one of Swedens absolute finest and profitable factories by leveraging the possibilities with digitization” – Johan Carlstedt, project leader for Smart Industri at IVA (authors translation).

Read more on IVAs homepage.

Photo: Mikael Axelsson, VD Garantell. Photo by: Per Westgård

Public launch of our cloudservice DynaMaker

We have now launched our cloud service DynaMaker fully public on so that small and medium enterprises can themselves build dynamic tools for online product configuration and mass customization.

The tool is fully cloud based and enables manufacturing companies to build dynamic tools for 3D configuration, guided drawing and parametric customization of specific products that they manufacture. And continuously publish new versions so the tools can be accessed by the customers.

The cloud service is provided as Software as a Service (SaaS) and you can sign up and pick a suitable pricing plane directly on