There are a multitude of factors to stay on top in the additive manufacturing industry. With constant updates in the key three areas; machines, new materials, new software, and beyond, it is increasingly difficult to filter through the noisy crowd of new information and find exactly what it is you are looking for.
Back in January, a company called Senvol offered up a manageable solution that comprises all of that information in one place. The Senvol Database is the first and only free searchable online database for industrial additive manufacturing machines and materials or as Gartner put it: “One-stop shop for 3D printers and material specs”.
Proving to be just what the industry ordered, Senvol announced this week that in just one month, the number of machines and materials in the database has increased by over 50%.
Searchable by over 30 fields, the database contains detailed information on over 350 machines and 450 materials. With thousands of users already using the database to search fields from machine build size to tensile strength, the system is already establishing itself as a highly valuable tool in the industrial sector.
Additive manufacturing data is searchable in over 30 categories.
Senvol President Zach Simkin commented: “Whether you’re new to the industry and simply want to see what machines are on the market, or an advanced design engineer who wants to search for materials by specific mechanical properties, the Senvol Database provides the information that you need, all at your fingertips.”
Speaking with TCT, Zach explained how the idea for the database came about:
“We had initially developed it for our own internal needs, but we soon realised that it would be of great value to the entire industry, so we decided to put it on our website and make it free to access,” explained Zach. “Our goal with doing so is to help the industry advance.”
“We have a very robust user community. Users range from company executives who are just starting to learn about additive manufacturing to advanced design engineers who search for AM materials based on specific material properties.”
Example of a basic search result on the database.
Users can start their search for free here.