In the industry of 3D additive manufacturing, companies are looking at ways to move away from the standard STL format for 3D printing today. More specifically, to have a software that has the ability to read any CAD format direct in a boundary representation is a must. CAD data of all major 3D formats can be optimized for 3D printing. The sophisticated checking, healing and repair features ensure that only high-quality mesh models are sent to the printer. Analysis functions such as wall thickness and backlash checks help to optimize files. Furthermore, the software can automatically analyze and sort files for different manufacturing processes based on their B-Rep geometry. To create lightweight constructions, 4D additive can automatically compute lattice structures like honeycomb, octet and order center-point shapes. For metal printing the software creates the required support structures.
- Geometry optimization for additive processes
- Analysis of models for additive methods of metal printing
- Nesting and optimization of the building platform
Why Is It Important?
This topic is important to the audience because of the growing industry of 3D additive manufacturing. The manufacturing processes are changing today due to on demand solutions and low volume of specific parts needed with multiple material outputs.