Additive Manufacturing Trumpf introduces new 3D printing software

From Ahlam Rais

Germany – Trumpf recently presented its new ‘TruTops Print’ software which aims at enhancing the efficiency of 3D printing without diminishing part quality. The highlight of this software is its ‘Z-segmentation’ feature which assists the 3D printer to generate thicker or thinner layers for each part depending on the importance of each segment.

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The new software allows Trumpf to offer its customers a more tailored approach to operating its TruPrint 3D printers.
The new software allows Trumpf to offer its customers a more tailored approach to operating its TruPrint 3D printers.
(Source: Trumpf)

Trumpf is constantly striving to make its 3D printing systems even smarter and more productive. The company recently took the opportunity of the Formnext trade fair in Frankfurt to present its new software to improve the efficiency of 3D printing. Its new ‘TruTops Print’ software now combines several data preparation and planning steps that previously required multiple different software tools.

‘Z-segmentation’ is one of the most exciting features of the new software. This feature boosts the productivity of the system by dividing parts into different segments and assigning different parameters to each segment based on the required part quality. This enables the 3D printer to generate thicker or thinner layers for each part depending on the importance of the respective segment. This flexible approach to printing increases the productivity of the system without diminishing part quality.

Trumpf teamed up with technology provider Module Works to develop the new software. As part of their strategic partnership, development engineers from the two companies joined forces to adapt the TruTops Print software to the specific requirements of Trumpf 3D printing systems and kit it out with an intuitive user interface.

This new software allows the firm to offer its customers a more tailored approach to operating its TruPrint 3D printers.

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