Desktop Metal releases Live Inspect analysis and adjustment software

July 3, 2024

July 3, 2024

Desktop Metal has introduced an analysis and correction software Live Inspect (Courtesy Business Wire)
Desktop Metal has introduced an analysis and correction software Live Inspect (Courtesy Business Wire)

Desktop Metal, Inc, headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, USA, has announced the launch of Live Inspect for analysing and correcting errors in additively manufactured parts. Part of Desktop Metal’s Live Suite software portfolio, Live Inspect allows manufacturers to dial in accuracy and additively manufacture parts that hit higher tolerances.

The software analyses features on a 3D scan — such as holes, slots, and planar surfaces — and provides tolerance analysis according to standard geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) norms and practices. Live Inspect then automatically applies feature-level scan adjustments that correct deviations identified by the tolerance-based scan analysis. Contrastingly, many scanners are only used to detect errors rather than correct them.

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For users of Team DM Binder Jetting machines, Live Inspect is intended to enhance the capabilities of Live Sinter, Desktop Metal’s revolutionary sintering simulation and compensation software. Live Inspect works, in part, as a solution for powder metal shrinkage and distortion due to density variations, gravity, and friction during sintering.

“Our team developed Live Inspect with the goal of delivering 3D printed results as true to CAD designs as possible,” said Ric Fulop, Desktop Metal co-founder and CEO. “This solution can affect how compensation is applied to 3D scans through user-identified datums that allows them to fine tune prints and hit higher tolerances in production.”

The software will be available as an added feature bundled with Live Sinter for metal Binder Jetting operators as well as a stand-alone option for users of other platforms and Additive Manufacturing technologies.

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