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3D Print Management

3D print management solutions effectively manage the entire 3D printing environment. This includes managing secure user access to the fleet of 3D printers, simplifying administration as well as monitoring and reporting 3D printing activity. The most flexible 3D print management solutions also offer pay-for-print services and can be used to manage 2D printers, making your investment in 3D printing more cost effective.

Global, independent survey results confirm these challenges

COST MANAGEMENT
COST MANAGEMENT
45% said costs were high and difficult to control. Therefore 3D printers were locked and students cannot freely use them, limiting their benefit.
UNDERUTILIZATION
UNDERUTILIZATION
31% indicated that the 3D printers were underutilized. Locking 3D printers limits student’s access to them, especially troublesome when printing times are much longer than paper printers.
NEED ASSISTANCE INCORPORATING INTO CURRICULUM
NEED ASSISTANCE INCORPORATING INTO CURRICULUM
35% needed ideas and materials to incorporate 3D printing into lesson plans.
NO CLEAR MANDATE ON WHO MANAGES THE 3D PRINT FLEET
NO CLEAR MANDATE ON WHO MANAGES THE 3D PRINT FLEET
IT manages the 3D printer fleet in 50% of the surveyed schools. While IT manages 2D print fleets nearly 100% of the time, there is no clear mandate on who manages 3D printers.

Y SOFT 3D PRINT MANAGEMENT VS STAND-ALONE 3D PRINTERS

Features

Stand-alone 3D printer

3D Print management solution

Ability to manage secure access to the printer for students and faculty No Yes
Door locks during printing for safety and to secure the finished 3D project No Yes
Network enabled No Yes
Built-in pay-for-print system, with an optional payment machine No Yes
Fact-based reporting on 3D printer usage No Yes
Comprehensive administrative control No Yes
Extendable print management features for 2D (paper) fleet No Yes

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THE YSOFT SAFEQ WORKFLOW SOLUTIONS PLATFORM

YSoft SAFEQ is designed as a software platform. Today, the platform has three main product areas:  Print Management, Document Capture and 3D Print Management. Within these areas, the software is offered either as a cloud-based service or as an on-premise solution.  

When using a cloud-based service, the component features are bundled together. When using on-premise, the modules are offered in Software Suites for the best value although individual modules can be purchased. 

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