Velo 3D updates 3D printing software

Velo 3D has updated its Flow print preparation software which controls the manufacturing process using its range of 3D printers.

The new 5.0 version now includes selectable core parameter sets that can improve control over builds with the ability to assign different parameters to any part on the build plate.

“By enabling selectable core parameters for customers, engineers can modify the material properties of their parts to better suit the need of the application, including more isotropic parts,” said Alexander Varlahanov, VP of Engineering. “This even works on builds with multiple types of parts where each requires a different core parameter set.”

It also features checks and messages that identify possible errors before a build starts and labelling for objects, so that users can add alphanumeric characters, such as serial numbers or other unique identifying text to their builds. Once the print file is produced, the characters can be updated through a new tool.

Flow 5.0 also enables a faster method to calculate build times for builds of different part quantity. After a part has been prepared for print, users can vary the quantity of that part and see updated build times, the company said.