Dyndrite and Impossible Objects announced initial results of a joint project that speeds build preparation of 3D printed carbon and fiberglass composite parts by ten times.
Impossible Objects’ Rules-based Automated Masking Packing and Slicing software project, or ON-RAMP, powered by Dyndrite, fuses the multi-threaded, GPU-accelerated, Python-based Accelerated Computation Engine from Dyndrite with Impossible Objects’ proprietary software to drive its CBAM process. Composite-Based Additive Manufacturing – or CBAM – is a proprietary process to produce carbon fiber and fiberglass parts paired with Nylon and PEEK. It is designed to deliver production parts automatically, outshining hand layup production times while being 60% lighter than traditional parts.
“The improvement to overall workflow is remarkable. Manual build prep is reduced from 3 hours to a few minutes with automation, and 3D data processing benchmarks go from 56 minutes to 5 minutes, meaning that the entire 4-hour process is completed in less than 10 minutes,” said Len Wanger, CTM, Impossible Objects. “The focused APIs, CAD import capability, combined with GPU-based processing of voxel data, plus Python automation, deliver cumulative benefits to the CAD-to-CBAM print workflow. As quickly as 2 weeks into the project we realized a huge time savings, and suspect this is just the tip of the iceberg.”
ON-RAMP Powered by Dyndrite, delivers an automated CAD-to-print workflow for Impossible Objects’ CBAM production process. Automation provides benefits, including faster processing of 3D data while reducing manual labor, automated nesting that optimizes build space and minimizes scrap, and customizable workflows that allow faster time to first part. Additionally, automating best practice design rules on build blocks allows the embedding of QA/QC data tracking for improved traceability and a reduction in part error rates. Finally, Dyndrite’s ability to quickly process very large 3D datasets streamlines the entire process.
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