Machine Works Machine Works expands collaboration
Cads Additive, developer of intuitive high-performance software solutions for industrial applications, has just announced a collaboration with Machine Works, working with the latter's Polygonica mesh manipulation.
Germany-based Cads Additive focuses on the development of time and performance critical services in the field of additive manufacturing (AM). The standalone AM-Studio is available for machine users to buy directly through a variety of channels and is based on the Additive.Core build processor for slicing, hatching and infill, and the Additive.Support component for generating lightweight and structurally reliable support geometry. The company's components can also be found in the data preparation solutions of well-known software and hardware providers worldwide.
In order to allow these services to outperform competitors it is mandatory to ensure polygon data to be explicit and optimal in terms of accuracy, Machine Works says. And to ensure this, Cads Additive, which belongs to CADS GmbH in Austria, has been using the mesh-healing and modelling technology of Polygonica in its product lines for several years.
Extending the focus to post-printing workflows for AM
Dr. Daniel Stadlmayr, R&D head at Cads Additive, explained: “The proven algorithms underpinning Polygonica have given our engineers more time to innovate and address the specific requirements and challenges of high-end metal printing.” Stadlmayr also noted that the company's time-to-market is now shorter, while better algorithms are also produced as a result as well. “Being not only a customer but a partner is what makes the difference between Machine Works and others."
Machine Works MD Dr Fenqiang Lin said: “We’ve loved working with the Cads team. They are smart, fast and agile and, as with our other customers, meeting the continuously advancing requirements of high-end AM helps us keep Polygonica improving year after year.”