Hexagon AB, located in Stockholm, Sweden, will launch the HxGN Additive Manufacturing suite at Formnext 2023. The new software suite is specifically designed to help production teams manufacture metal parts efficiently and profitably using Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) Additive Manufacturing technology.
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Hexagon’s acquisition of former partner CADS Additive has resulted in the AM Studio build preparation software, developed by CADS Additive, now forming the core of this ready-to-use suite. It is complemented by the Simufact Additive process simulation software and the ESPRIT EDGE CAM software, which collectively aim to optimise material usage, estimate manufacturing costs, and prevent errors in the production process.
Hexagon’s partner, Additive Center, based at the AMcubator facility on the Brainport Industries Campus in Eindhoven, will be onsite at Formnext to discuss how Hexagon’s Nexus platform supports its work in design feasibility, engineering services, part manufacturing, and quality control.
Additive Centre utilise the Nexus DfaM for Powder Bed Fusion solution internally to share their latest 3D interactive CAD model designs, annotate problem areas, and leave comments. This collaborative approach allows them to work more closely with clients without disclosing sensitive information.
As part of their role as AM consultants, the bureau is currently experimenting with an open platform to facilitate greater collaboration in the early stages of project development, fostering a “design with manufacturing” ethos. This innovative approach enables specialists within a project team to review design, simulation, and build preparation results within a Nexus 3D Whiteboard, accessible through a web browser or the new Nexus 3D Whiteboard Microsoft Teams app.
Visit Hexagon at Formnext, H12.0, E71.