The innovative 4D_Additive Manufacturing Software Suite sets new standards. Now for the first time 3D models from all common CAD formats can be read and prepared for additive manufacturing processes directly as an exact, intelligent and light B-Rep geometry.
4D_Additive reads CAD data from 24 different formats such as CATIA, NX, SOLIDWORKS, Creo, Inventor, STEP and JT as exact B-Rep geometry including all product manufacturing information (PMI), attributes, and design history. In addition also triangulated formats such as stl, obj and 3mf can be read in and perfectly processed.
The CAD models optimized for 3D printing and nested on the build plates can be saved in all common formats such as amf, 3mf and STL as well as in common slicing formats cli, sli, abf, svg, sls, usf and g-code.
Intelligent 2D and 3D nesting capabilities with multiprocessor computation ensures fast automatic fill up with optimal build volume utilization for all machine types available in the database, as well as for customized machine types. The extremely quick nesting function of 4D_Additive uses a superfast multiprocessing and provides a maximum of automation.
Especially for powder bed processes, such as HP MultiJet Fusion, fully automatic nesting offers great benefits, by eliminating time-consuming manual work is reflected in the price of the parts. The user can specify the respective number of parts as well as a minimum distance. The construction volume is then filled automatically, so that an optimized number of components is accommodated on the platform
The relative density of the installation space is predefined in favor of a sensible heat management in order to optimize quality and costs