3D Printers & Additive Manufacturing

Scalable, Accelerated Sensing and Control Supporting Evolving Algorithms and Materials


The 3D printing space is rapidly evolving in multiple areas such as materials and process, speed and complexity, business models from makers to large scale manufacturing. AMD adaptive SoCs and FPGAs offers a number of decisive advantages for the 3D printer designer and the end user:

  • For designers looking to create a flexible platform that can scale across multiple price points, even different materials and processes but with the same embedded and application architecture, AMD is the leader in scalable Industrial IoT platforms by offering heterogeneous embedded processing, I/O flexibility, hardware-based deterministic control, and comprehensive solutions for the lowest total cost of ownership.
  • For designers looking to improve both speed and quality of the process, AMD offers precise, deterministic control over a scalable number of axes of motion via fast parallel processing of control loops (e.g. stepper, brushless, extruder).
  • For designers looking to improve deterministic communications across internal subsystems, the comprehensive industrial connectivity portfolio from AMD supports diverse traditional Industrial communications, such as multiple iterations of CAN, and Industrial Ethernet standards), including support for Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN), along with common hi-speed communications like USB, PCIe, and others.
  • For designers looking for a single-chip solution capable of integrated human machine interfaces (HMI), machine vision inspection systems with machine learning capabilities, remote diagnostics/control, and other emerging capabilities, AMD has a robust selection of in-house and ecosystem solutions
  • For end users that require secure communications of intellectual property sent to a printer, AMD offers IEC 62443 cybersecurity built on a hardware root of trust with hardware and software cryptographic accelerators.
Design Examples Description Device Support

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  • ARM Processing System for Network Interface,  Cybersecurity Stack, Local Analytics augmented by Cloud, CAD File Preparation, Control Manager
  • Programmable Logic for Industrial Ethernet, security accelerators, 3D CAD slicing accelerators, galvo control, machine vision interface with xNN engines

AMD adaptive SoCs

Kria K26 SOM

Versal AI Edge

Solutions Stack

Some Industrial and Healthcare IoT products need all elements of the AMD IIoT and HcIoT Solutions Stack, all need some. The AMD IIoT and HcIoT Solutions Stack is comprised of optimized AMD and Ecosystem building blocks and solutions used across Industrial and Healthcare IoT platforms. Starting from scratch is never something you will have to do with an AMD-based Industrial or Healthcare IoT system. Minimize development time and cost and maximize design reuse on your next Industrial or Healthcare IoT platform by exploring the different elements of the AMD IIoT and HcIoT Solutions Stack.