Dyndrite and HP announce advanced software solution for AM

October 28, 2020

HP’s Universal Build Manager Powered by Dyndrite is said to be the industry’s first GPU-accelerated AM build prep and management solution (Courtesy Dyndrite Corporation)

Dyndrite Corporation, headquartered in Seattle, Washington, USA, has announced the first commercial application of its technology for Additive Manufacturing software, in an advanced software solution developed by HP using the Dyndrite Accelerated Geometry Engine.

HP’s Universal Build Manager Powered by Dyndrite is reported to be the industry’s first GPU-accelerated AM build prep and management solution. It is said to deliver high levels of performance, scalability and workflow automation to Additive Manufacturing end-users while providing a machine- or process-specific plug-in infrastructure for the growing numbers of third party software developers and hardware innovators. 

The HP Universal Build Manager is an OEM- and process-agnostic tool, which has been supported by many leading AM machine manufacturers while protecting IP through Dyndrite’s plug-in architecture.

“Going forward, this moment will be recognised as the point where the Additive Manufacturing market broke away from the status quo of legacy technologies and file formats,” stated Harshil Goel, CEO and founder, Dyndrite. “Even before we founded Dyndrite we knew we needed to work with industry leaders like HP centred on pushing digital manufacturing forward. We are excited that HP shares our vision for software disruption and look forward to collaborating to push the boundaries of our innovation.”

The Universal Build Manager Powered by Dyndrite delivers a robust solution for delivering CAD-to-print workflows for AM, with powerful tools for build preparation, including CAD import, patterning, nesting, labelling, support generation, and slicing, explains the company. 

Being powered by Dyndrite, the software uses NVIDIA Enterprise GPUs for computation acceleration and Python APIs for automation and workflow integration. AM technicians can use this tool to help improve productivity, efficiency and repeatability in their industrial additive production.

It is said to support multiple production-grade AM technologies as well as a plugin architecture enabling AM machine makers and software vendors (simulation, MES, sensor data, etc) to create machine-specific capabilities that fully leverage hardware innovation.

Output technologies supported by the HP software include metal AM technologies such as Binder Jetting (BJT), Powder Bed Fusion (PBF), Material Extrusion (MEX), as well as a range of polymer and composite AM technologies. It also leverages Dyndrite’s Engine for integrated Python scripting APIs to deliver workflow automation.

Ryan Palmer, Global Head of Software, Data and Automation, HP Personalization & Industrial Business., commented, “Additive Manufacturing has always had incredible potential to disrupt the global manufacturing market, but has been limited by the focus on adapting traditional manufacturing software to address the problems that are unique to Additive Manufacturing.”

Palmer added, “We are working with Dyndrite to provide the necessary tools and infrastructure to enable additive at scale. HP Universal Build Manager Powered by Dyndrite will deliver a new foundation for the industry through collaboration with other industry OEMs and ISVs.”



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