Dyndrite, providers of the core accelerated geometry engine used to create next-generation digital manufacturing hardware and software, at its virtual, Dyndrite Day, event announced its Voxel Application Program Interface (API). This new API enables software developers across scientific, sensor, engineering, and manufacturing industries to create and manipulate massive data-rich voxel sets.
Due to increasing build volumes, resolution, and the need for more metadata to aid the manufacturing process, voxel-based additive manufacturing data has seen an exponential increase in size by terabytes and petabytes. Legacy CPU-only voxel solutions struggle to create, import and manipulate these enormous data sets.
“This is the first voxel manipulation tool tuned for the accuracy and resolution needed in modern scientific and engineering workflows, including digital manufacturing,” said Harshil Goel, CEO and founder, Dyndrite. “With the increasing sophistication of CT scanners, MRIs, and additive manufacturing print heads, developers require more powerful tools to realize the full capabilities and resolution of their hardware.”
The Dyndrite Voxel API is a new element of the Dyndrite accelerated geometry engine. It incorporates a hybrid geometry kernel driven by NVIDIA GPUs and is accessible via an integrated Python API. Dyndrite enables the development of seamless CAD-to-print workflows.
“Voxels are the language for a growing number of high-speed additive manufacturing processes and devices – especially those aimed at production,” said Gareth Neal, Customer Applications Manager & 3D Specialist at Xaar PLC. “We need ways and methods to quickly create, enrich and prepare data for output. The Dyndrite Voxel API is a standout solution that could provide those outcomes.”
The Dyndrite Voxel API is finding early success in the manufacturing sectors and is currently being explored for related use cases and applications that could benefit from a Voxel API.