To advance the possibilities which TwikBot offers, Twikit is taking the software’s integration capabilities to the next level with the Twikit Connect program. The result: a plug-and-play TwikBot hybrid software system. With the purpose to simplify the introduction of on-demand digitally manufactured mass customization to any business model.
The first step was the launch of the front-end Software Development Kit (SDK) to integrate a customizer seamlessly into any e-commerce platform or website. Now, they are moving forward to the next phase of Twikit Connect and creating a fully integrated TwikBot by launching the API and connectors for CAD software.
In April 2021, Twikit will launch the Twikit Connect program’s second phase by introducing a Rhino Grasshopper CAD connector which links the software to TwikBot. The connector is built on top of the new API, enabling the setup and launch of a wide range of additional connectors.
Introducing a hybrid, plug-and-play TwikBot
TwikBot is Twikit’s proprietary software core which enables the creation and digital manufacturing of highly customized products at scale. The end-to-end cloud solution, including the proprietary software Kernel, supports the full customization journey from product parametrization to order and manufacturing management. Due to its cloud-based location and hybrid architecture, the TwikBot solution is scalable and applicable for all sorts of industries such as automotive, orthotics, and protective gear.
How Twikit is building the TwikBot plug-and-play, open software solution to integrate smoothly into any workflow:
- The first touchpoint is with CAD and optimization software. With the link to the TwikBot platform, 3D CAD models can be uploaded onto Twikit Create. Twikit Create is a platform for creating and managing parametric designs. In the platform, parameters are defined, and certain operations can be performed, such as adding lattice through additional Twikit extensions.
- The Twikit Web SDK is the next step in the chain covering the front-end. It allows a product customizer to seamlessly integrate into any e-commerce platform, car configurator, in-store kiosk, 3D scanning app, or website.
- Following the customizer is the order and configuration management software, Twikit Live, also powered by TwikBot. The platform assists in order management, production files and presents analytics.
- The final connection is with manufacturing. TwikBot connects to MES platforms through additional extensions for optimized production efficiency.
Twikit offers end-to-end automated mass customization solutions
Twikit’s vision is to grow TwikBot into an open and modular hybrid platform which fully integrates with other solutions. Why? To accelerate mass individualization through digital manufacturing. End-to-end full solutions are the way to move the market forward.
Implementing mass customization into your business processes needs to be plug-and-play without losing focus on the customer experience and production efficiency. Therefore Twikit looks at the full picture and enables TwikBot to be part of a rich eco-system. It allows for full automatization, crucial for mass customization, starting with product design in CAD software to manufacturing with digital technologies. It reduces both manual steps and errors.
By making connections with third-party systems, the solution becomes truly plug-and-play, increasing the installation speed and reducing costs.