Formnext 2017/Deskartes Quick and easy cloud solutions for additive manufacturing
AM Software – Desk Artes Cloud Solutions from Deskartes will present its AM software technology, which is accessible on the Internet, and its available web-enabled tools for repair, part cost calculation, decimation, user/printer databases and support generation.
Finland-based Deskartes' 3-Data Expert 11.0 version offers several new commands. One is Generic Support, which creates ﬂexible and optimal support for metal, DLP and stereolithography-based AM systems. The Support Structure beta program offers access to an affordable support structure generator. Another command allows for the manipulation of 3D-surface models and 3D-faceted models, which includes surface triangulation, STL verification and repair, STL offsetting, splitting, connecting, decimation, smoothing, shrink wrap, nesting and Boolean as well as STL colouring and texturing. Sand Supports can be generated for delicate sand parts and Basic Supports for stereolithography, DLP and metal processes. With the latest 64-bit implementation, models with millions of triangles can be handled reliably.
Prepared models can be sent directly to the receiving process using the new Plugin interface. This version also has a new GUI for full HD displays.
Dimensions Expert is an economical tool for STL repair and splitting for machines with a smaller build area. Sim Expert is a tool for preparing 3D models for simulation applications with triangle count reduction functions.
At Formnext, Deskartes will be in Hall 3.0, Booth G57.