At formnext, GE Additive demonstrated its forthcoming digital workflow software and announced its intention to offer a suite of secure build preparation services to be commercially available at the RAPID + TCT show in May 2019.
GE Additive’s software strategy centers on simplifying the additive process and enabling an interoperable workflow. Its vision is to create a common experience through a secure, intuitive tool that reduces design iterations and speeds up the time to print a good part, according to the design intent.
Improving additive’s build preparation workflow and lowering barriers to additive adoption involves the combination of several elements:
–a simplified and secure build preparation workflow spanning the entire design to print process
–Interoperable build prep services available to CAD providers
–the speed and accuracy of GeonX’s simulation coupled with iterative thermal compensation
–improved slicing performance
–off-machine build processor
GE Additive also announced partnership agreements with the additive industry’s leading software vendors; Autodesk, PTC, Siemens PLM Software and Vera Security to address the need for simpler, interoperable and secure digital workflows. The company has initiated a collaboration agreement with Dassault Systèmes. The terms of each agreement were not disclosed.
These partnerships will enable GE Additive to build preparation services directly into the CAD tools of choice for design engineers.