The new version of the 3D printing Software 4D_Additive uses artificial intelligence algorithms to achieve optimal heat distribution. This technology ensures an even arrangement of parts in the build space during nesting.
The nesting function automates intelligent behavior and machine learning, simulating certain human decision-making based on the programming and by this means the computer independently processes complex tasks in nesting.
With its “pack and optimize” strategy, the nesting module ensures maximum filling of the installation space and even distribution of the mass to be printed, thus ensuring the most constant possible slice surfaces.
In addition, further functions are available to optimize heat distribution within the components. An analysis to determine massive zones, for example, shows problematic areas with large material volumes and displays these zones graphically. These zones then can be hollowed out with a few mouse clicks using the hollow and lattice functions and, if necessary, reinforced with an internal support structure. To remove powder from the inside of the hollowed parts, holes and the appropriate lids can be created automatically.
For the preparation of 3D printing data, the 4D_Additive tool has CAD data interfaces for all B-Rep native and standard formats as well as the common 3D printing formats such as STL and 3mf.