Additive manufacturing software eases data prep when building complex part

SLM Solutionssays its Additive.Designer® software package combines the features necessary to generate 3D-printed parts while being fully adaptable to customers' needs.

According to the Wixom,Mich.,3D-printer builder and supplier of printing materials,the range of software features starts with the native CAD-file import and ends by defining the necessary milling strategies to automatically post-process the AM part on a milling machine.The software imports all native CAD formats,reportedly eliminating the need for STL files;reduces the need for supports with an optimized exposure strategy;guides users to the best plate positioning with component-orientation processing;and offers a preliminary calculation of the build costs based on the machine and build set-up.

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