CoreTechnologie releases updated 4D_Additive software with new nesting functions

July 11, 2022

The highlight of 4D_Additive update is said to be the revised nesting functions for metal 3D printing mapping (Courtesy CoreTechnologie)
The highlight of 4D_Additive update is said to be the revised nesting functions (Courtesy CoreTechnologie)

CoreTechnologie, headquartered in Mömbris, Germany, has released 4D_Additive 1.4 SP0. This version is equipped with new and optimised functions, the highlight of which is said to be the revised nesting functions. This updated version is reputed to also feature higher speed, accuracy and packing density, as well as optimised packing distribution. The new powercopy nesting function allows for the fast packing of identical parts with a maximum packing density.

In the latest 4D_Additive software version, the entire Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) technology, a form Material Extrusion (MEX) Additive Manufacturing, can be mapped. This enables the creation of FFF-specific supports, as well as the hollowing of models and special FFF hatching and slicing strategies. In addition, the realistic display of the individual layers and the resulting model is possible with a high-resolution 3D player. As well as utilising the STL format, the slicing data is exported in a special G-code file for Volumic and Ultimaker printers for output to the machine.

By integrating the EOSprint 2.0 interface, build data from 4D_Additive can be sent directly to EOS machines without detours via other software tools. The Additive Manufacturing software makes it possible to read native CAD data, prepare it for common AM processes, control and optimise process parameters and send the data to EOS machines with a single tool. The EOSprint API integrated into 4D_Additive is said to also calculate the exact path of the laser during the production process and optimises factors such as build speed and surface quality. The new version 4D_Additive 1.4 supports EOS machines such as the M290, M400, M400-4, M300-4, P500, M100 and, from November 2022, the Formiga P110 Velocis.

The Marching Cube function enables the repair of low-quality scan data and STL models with numerous holes, knife edges and misaligned triangles and automatically creates closed solids. In addition, the new mesh reduction function is intended to help reduce elements or triangles on STL models, effectively reducing the amount of data at the touch of a button. The user can set the percentage reduction, the maximum number of triangles or the permitted chord deviation.

Further information is available via the company website.

www.coretechnologie.com

The highlight of 4D_Additive update is said to be the revised nesting functions (Courtesy CoreTechnologie)

In the latest issue of Metal AM magazine

Download PDF
 

Extensive AM industry news coverage, as well as the following exclusive deep-dive articles:

  • Revolution, not evolution: General Motors on building an AM culture and the AM Dream Machine
  • The power of Additive Manufacturing in the hands of artists: Public works to small batch production
  • Growing momentum and broadening recognition: A status update on the rise of Electron Beam PBF
  • Improving carbon capture efficiency through Additive Manufacturing in the race for a liveable climate
  • The System of AM Systems: How Metal Powder Works’ in-process powder production could change metal AM
  • The next generation: Using metal AM to drive emissions reduction and educate the engineers of the future
  • Advances in the AM of refractory metals and hard materials at the 20th Plansee Seminar
  • Additive Manufacturing needs you: Why you and your company should get involved in standards development

The world of metal AM to your inbox

Don't miss any new issue of Metal AM magazine, and get the latest industry news. Sign up to our twice weekly newsletter.

Sign up

News from the industry…

    News from the industry…

    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 as free PDFs or view in your browser.

    Browse the archive

    Looking for AM machines, metal powders or part manufacturing services?

    Discover suppliers of these and more in our comprehensive advertisers’ index and buyer’s guide, available in the back of Metal AM magazine.

    • AM machines
    • Process monitoring & calibration
    • Heat treatment & sintering
    • HIP systems & services
    • Pre- & post-processing technology
    • Powders, powder production and analysis
    • Part manufacturers
    • Consulting, training & market data
    Download PDF
    Share via
    Copy link
    Powered by Social Snap