Admaflex 130 software updates released – including monitoring solutions

June 21, 2021

Admaflex 130 1.2.1.1 offers automatic support generation, video-based monitoring and remote process monitoring (Courtesy Admatec)

Admatec, Goirle, the Netherlands, has released software version 1.2.1.1 for its Admaflex 130, an Additive Manufacturing machine using a form of Vat Photopolymerisation (VPP) to process both ceramics and metals. The machine is an open system that comes standard with complete software, enabling full control of the AM process with an interface which allows the user to slice the part, add support structures as needed, apply offsets, customise and optimise parameters before and during the manufacturing process.

The new update now offers automatic support generation, video-based monitoring with an enhanced video player and remote process monitoring allowing the pause/resumption of a manufacturing job.

The new automatic support generation feature is said to be well suited for geometries that do not have a flat side, such as medical implants and jewellery. The automatic support generation software allows a user to create different types of support structures quickly and easily. The number of supports can be chosen by varying the support angle and, between the support and the model, a gap can be created, allowing easy removal of the part.

The video-based monitoring features enable the creation of time-lapse videos of the manufacturing job. A video player has also been added, allowing users to view any recording made by the machine directly on the machine. The video player supports scrubbing through the video, pausing the video at any point and changing the playback speed. The manufacturing action in the video is also displayed together with time and layer information.

When the Admaflex machine is connected via Ethernet to a network, via any laptop or desktop PC, users have remote access to the machine for easy exchange of build- or logfiles.

Remote connection capability also allows monitoring of the manufacturing job, including real-time video capture. New in the web interface is the option to pause the current job – this enables users to immediately react to what is happening on the machine from anywhere. If an issue is noticed and the user is not near the machine, the job can be paused, allowing the chance to get to the machine in order to fix the problem, and then continue the manufacture.

www.admateceurope.com

Download the latest issue of Metal AM magazine

Our latest issue is now available to view online or download in PDF format.

As well as an extensive AM industry news section, this 204-page issue includes articles and reports on:

  • Optimised thermal management in semiconductor fabrication using AI-enabled generative design and Additive Manufacturing
  • Forging a process for mass customisation via metal Additive Manufacturing
  • Bringing it all together: How Materialise is integrating manufacturing and software expertise to shape AM’s future
  • Pedal to the metal at the Digital Manufacturing Centre: Redefining what’s possible for AM in hypercars and beyond
  • The future is Additive Manufacturing – if we take a more holistic view of the design opportunities
  • Building a case for radical collaboration plus quality standards: The pathway to growing the AM industry
  • Distributed manufacturing: Old concept, new relevance, new technology?
  • Design for Additive Manufacturing: A workflow for a metal AM heat exchanger using nTopology (BJT)
  • Taking the holistic view:
    Defining the state-of-the-art in the evolving PBF-LB machine marketplace
  • > More information

Latest news

    E-newsletter

    Sign up to our e-newsletter, sent weekly to AM professionals and end-users around the world. We'll also let you know each time a new issue of Metal AM magazine is available.

    Discover our magazine archive…

    The free to access Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of metal Additive Manufacturing from a commercial and technological perspective through:
    • Reports on visits to leading metal AM part manufacturers and industry suppliers
    • Articles on technology and application trends
    • Information on materials developments
    • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
    • International industry news
    All past issues are available to download in PDF format, in either single page format or as double-page “spreads” for viewing on large monitors. All downloads are free of charge. Go to archive...

    Connect with us

    Visit our social media channels and sign up to our e-newsletter

    Copy link
    Powered by Social Snap