It’s all about optimization!

BuildIn3D provides a SaaS for visualizing assembly instructions and optimizing the assembly process. Instructions are digitized and one assembly instruction is visualized as printed on paper, in an excel, online as a step-by-step tasks, PDF, animated and interactive 3D and even VR/AR for all the different environments where instructions are needed.

10

manufacturing business cases addressed

10M+

instructions already visualized

Positive

overall increase in process throughput

Used by AQ to assemble electrical cabinets

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Business Cases

Manufacturing could address the following business cases with BuildIn3D

Reduce time to generate client reports

The pain: Each assembled device is shipped to clients with specific reports and check sheets. Preparing these reports manually is a tedious and time consuming task.

The solution: BuildIn3D digitizes the assembly process, tracks and records field workers progress, and records information about the quality assurance steps. Client reports are automatically generated with all the required information.

 

Reduce time for root cause analysis

The pain: A client reports a problem with an assembled device. You must quickly identify who, when and how did the assembly, what quality assurance steps followed the assembly and with what results.

The solution: BuildIn3D stores records of all the steps during the assembly process in an easy to access platform. Each record contains information as when, how and by whom a step in the process executed and confirmed and what were the results of the quality checks.  With an easy search for the assembly device by its ID you get instant access to all the needed information. 

Reduce engineering work for preparing instructions

The pain: Preparing assembly instructions as steps, in 3D or for VR/AR is a time consuming and tedious process. Once prepared it is difficult to add iterative improvements and changes to the instructions.

The solution: Preparing the instructions with BuildIn3D requires significantly less time and resources. Instructions are initially generated with an AI powered infrastructure and we make use of our proprietary model trained over thousand of instructions. After the initial generation the BuildIn3D platform allows for a Lean iterative development process for improving and optimizing the instructions.

Reduce time for on-boarding of new employees

The pain: It takes time for new employees to learn all the steps for all the assemblies in the correct order and to learn how to read complex engineering drawings. 

The solution: With BuildIn3D the information is visual in an easy to understand format. Employees have an easy way to return to the instructions whenever they forget something. BuildIn3D assembly instructions make the process of on-boarding new workers a lot easier. Following and learning from the instructions is so easy that 8 years old students could assemble 400-600 steps robots on their own without errors. (see FLLCasts showcase).

Increase external funding from digitization and innovation programs

The pain: How to fund the digitization of internal processes?

The solution: BuildIn3D is a great innovation and the next logical step in digitization of assembly instructions and assembly processes. The problems addressed by the platform are well understood as problems and the existence of the platform makes it easy to get external funding to address them.

Reduce communication overhead

The pain: A step or a part of the assembly process is not clear, was recently changed or this device was not assembled lately and a new order has arrived. Employees have to go look for senior employees, engineers and managers to get clear instructions.

The solution: BuildIn3D provides the easiest way to reduce this communication overhead. Changes in the instructions are made once by the engineers and are made available to all instructions in all formats and if something is not clear in them field workers can quickly report and return feedback to engineers if the change is not clear.

Reduce loss of critical know-how

The pain: Key employees that have been working on specific parts of the assembly process leave the organization. Their know-how about the assembly process is lost and this costs a lot.

The solution: With time an internal knowledge builds up in each organization of how things are done. There is often a gap between the engineering scheme and the actual process of assembling a machine or a device. With BuilldIn3D it takes minutes to record and preserve this knowledge in an iterative, lean process. It is easy for employees to report inconsistencies with instructions and for these inconsistencies to be quickly resolved by engineers. The know-how is recorded and preserved.

Reduce time for replication/outsourcing of the assembly process

The pain: The assembly process should be delegated to a different team, factory or third party, which are sometimes even in a different country. This is generally a large project that could span over weeks or months and cost a lot of resources.

The solution: BuildIn3D stores all the assembly instructions with all their versions and all the critical know-how. Replicating the process is as easy as providing a new username and password to the new team members. All the quality assurance and confirmation steps required stay the same and the instructions for the process are quickly managed from a single place.  

Increase throughput of the assembly process 

The pain: How to assemble one more device per week

The solution: BuildIn3D digitizes and visualizes in a clear and easy to follow way the whole assembly process and makes it easier for field workers to follow the assembly instructions. It reduces frustration and increases productivity. BuildIn3d also stores all the information about the assembly process and this data helps in identify and prioritize areas of improvements where further investments should be made.  

Increase visibility to E-commerce, distributors and partners

The pain: How to present the assembled devices to new and existing partners and expand into distributing them through E-commerce

The solution: BuildIn3D allows all the 3D assembly instructions for devices to be visualized on your site, the sites of E-commerce partner. The marketing department receives a boost with all the 3D available as content that could be shared and presented to partners, trade shows, social networks. This could be a major differentiation especially in an open global market.

What kind of machines/Devices could be visualized?

All kinds. We’ve handled machines with 2-3 simple steps and machines with 11,484 steps (although we do not recommend to have an instruction with 11K steps). Here are a few examples.

What kind of assembly processes is it worth digitizing and optimizing?

Assembly instructions are increasingly useful for assembly processes where more than 5-6 operations are performed by a single person on a single working station. 

Some assembly processes can be automated with robots where robots handle part of the process and other parts are handled by humans. BuildIn3D could keep the program for the robots as part of the assembly process and the assembly instructions for this device. For steps that are further automated by robots it is much easier to develop the robotics programs once there are clear instructions of the device should be assembled by humans. 

Pricing

Pricing is based on the number of users per month, features that are used, cloud and on-premise solutions, the type of devices, do you already have instructions or not and many more. We need to discuss it together.

Client use case

We digitize and optimize the internal assembly process for electrical cabinets at AQ. We make on-boarding new field workers easier and faster. We automate tracking, reporting, confirmations and quality assurance.

AQ Group / Manufacturing

What the industry needs?

BuildIn3D provides a lot of different features to optimize different aspects of manufacturing processes. You could find all of them on our Features page. Here are a few of the features we think are useful for Manufacturing platforms.

SolidWorks support

You have 16, 000 SolidWorks files? Not a problem. It would take some time and we can handle them all.

You can use configurations & patterns and all you have to do is add “IS-STEP XXX” folders in the Feature Manager to mark the start of each step.  

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Part lists & Bill of Materials pictures for every instruction 

An instruction could have hundreds of parts. Catalog numbers and names, although very specific are often not human readable. A picture on the other hand is exactly what a worker needs. BuildIn3D will automatically render a picture of each part to make it crystal clear which is the specific part and will shown the number of parts that are required on each step.

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Easy collection of detailed statistics

How fast is a machine & devise assembled? What are the most difficult steps in the process? Which steps take longer. How could they be identified and fixed? Asking, and answering, these questions are the last 5% that bring the competitive advantage in the process. 

BuildIn3D recorders how each assembly instruction is followed and reports this to manager responsible for the process and engineers responsible for designing the models. 

Create your first instruction

Easy on-premise

Easy cloud

Easy export as PDF

Easy export as Spreadsheet

Easy visualize as VR/AR

Easy visualize as animated and interactive 3D

Easy standard

Easy access to instructions from everyone

Easy over the air update

Easy import from STL

Easy life traction of field workers progress

Easy step completing confirmation by field workers

Easy feedback from field workers

Easy add pictures, videos and documents to instructions

Easy add notes and descriptions to instruction

Easy private instructions

Easy rotations and zoom

Easy disassembly instructions

Easy interactions

Easy NDA

Easy Encryption

Easy Industry cloud providers

Easy Modified geometry

Easy Versioning

Easy online instructions editor

Easy integration with existing solutions

 

Assembly instructions done right. Finally!

You just need to order the steps and rotate the camera to see each step from the correct angle. Configuring the camera rotation for 50 steps could be done in 3 minutes thanks to the Instructions Steps (IS) Editor. You can also update a the order of the steps or angle from which it is shown and all users will instantly see the new version. 

How to start?

We can help with preparing the instructions or use the already existing once and integrated with most software and existing solutions. 

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