Toolkit for AM software

Dyndrite Corporation, which makes additive manufacturing (AM) software, has launched a toolkit and build processor for 3D printing.

According to the company, its accelerated computation engine (ACE), which is based on a graphics processing unit (GPU)-powered geometry kernel, includes native CAD file import for improved output quality, as well as an integrated Python application programming interface (API) for customizable scripting of interactive, automated workflows.

Applications available include improved manufacturing execution systems (MES), product data management (PDM) and product lifecycle management (PLM), topology optimization, simulation, and other predictive printing technologies that inform users of the ‘printability’ of objects before and during production. The software can reportedly be used with direct metal laser sintering (DMLS), selective laser sintering (SLS), selective laser melting (SLM) and binder jetting.

‘The Dyndrite Accelerated Computation Engine is a genuine paradigm shift and promises to do for 3D printing what Adobe and PostScript did for 2D printing in the 1980s,’ claimed Harshil Goel, founder and CEO of Dyndrite. ‘2D printing technology went from low-quality bitmaps to smooth splines, something that was only possible thanks to PostScript. We intend to set off a similar revolution – 3D printers powered by the Dyndrite ACE will totally reshape the productivity of design and manufacturing as we have known them.’

This story uses material from Dyndrite, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.