Manufacturer of high-performance algorithms and software solutions for data preparation for metal Additive Manufacturing, CADS Additive GmbH, Perg, Austria, has collaborated with manufacturer Additech AS, Bergen, Norway, to establish a number of AM education programmes and in-house education centres and training using AM-Studio software.
Additech reports that it had been searching for a suitable data preparation software solution. Espen Matre, CTO at Additech, settled on CADS Additive’s AM-Studio suite was the right option for the company.
“Data preparation for metallic Additive Manufacturing can take a lot of time, which drives up the costs associated with the products we produce,” Matre stated. “At Additech, we put a lot into data preparation, especially the slicing process, and it became very costly to have failed prints due to the slicing software. With AM-Studio we chose the optimal solution. Intuitive, high-performing, fast, and simple. The perfect price-performance ratio compared to more expensive software suites from other software manufacturers in Europe.”
For Additech, part of the Norwegian Catapult programme, which aims to support innovation in small- and medium-sized enterprises in specific areas of the country, education also plays a big role in the company.
“Here at Additech, we deploy a lived hands-on mentality. We see the enormous potential of Additive Manufacturing, and want to establish our thinking of ‘Learning by Doing’ in industry and university,” stated Anders Helland, CEO of Additech. “For innovation, you have to convince engineers at the very early stages in their education. Therefore, we want to combine industry and university. Here, we see the cooperation with CADS Additive as decisive.”
CADS Additive shares this passion for disseminating Additive Manufacturing education, with workshops hosting application centres planned in its native Austria. At these locations, customers and students alike will be offered the opportunity to take part in training for metal AM.
“We want to bring metallic Additive Manufacturing into school classes at the earliest stage possible,” added Daniel Plos, Sales Director at CADS Additive. “Only if knowledge of, and understanding in, this technology is spread at these early stages, can innovation be lived in the industry later.”