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The new solution would be “what the industry has long needed; a toolkit that marries software to hardware and the basis for a powerful, next-generation tool for the emerging AM production market.”

There were quite a lot of software solutions at Formnext. An interesting one has been released by software company Dyndrite, a company known for its Accelerated Computation Engine (ACE), (geometry agnostic), multi-threaded, GPU-accelerated Geometry Engine that changes how geometry is created, transformed and transmitted on a computer.

Its latest solution? An end-user software solution which focuses on materials and process development for laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) applications. While taking advantage of Dyndrite’s Accelerated Computation Engine (ACE) and 3D volumetric part segmentation, the new product aims to provide more power and control over geometries, tool pathing recipes, and parameters. It would also open new opportunities for alloys, build rate strategies, and methods for printing previously unprintable parts.

In case you don’t know, 3D Volumetric Part Segmentation technology enables the detection of upskins, downskins, inskins, and part features typically missed by 2.5D layer-by-layer-based solutions. Its new geometry query method, parts, materials and machines can now be quickly qualified using geometric operations to compensate for challenges associated with process physics.

After 12 years at a large rocket manufacturer leading the assembly of one of the world’s most advanced AM factories, the Dyndrite engineers and I have been hard at work creating the tool that I wish I had in my prior role,” said Steve Walton, Head of Product, Dyndrite. “The industry previously did not have the software needed to rationally explore the opportunities provided by laser powder bed fusion processes. Users could not efficiently investigate new materials, new build strategies, or even new machine architectures. Dyndrite changes this. This new software provides a flexible new approach, a new data model, innovative and performant APIs, and complete access to toolpath geometry for those who want or need to go further.

Available via Dyndrite’s Early Adopter Program, the release comes with support from several LPBF machine manufacturers such as Aconity, AddUp, Farsoon, Renishaw, SLM Solutions and TRUMPF. Their 3D printers will benefit from ‘off-the-shelf’ compatibility.

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