Interspectral releases AM Explorer visualisation software for metal AM

November 9, 2020

AM Explorer is said to make it possible to fuse, explore and analyse design files, simulation data, machine monitoring data and pot-build metrology data from the metal AM process (Courtesy Interspectral)

Interspectral, Norrköping, Sweden, a provider of custom tools and software for interactive 3D visualisation, has released AM Explorer, a visualisation software for the metal Additive Manufacturing market. The company explains that AM Explorer makes it possible to fuse, explore and analyse design files, simulation data, machine monitoring data and post-build metrology data from the metal AM process in 3D.

The software package is said to be designed specifically for metal AM and will enable the user to explore and understand process data, with the potential for a positive impact on manufacturing costs, quality and application development times. It software was developed by Interspectral for and in collaboration with Siemens Energy AB Additive Manufacturing Center of Competence in Finspång, Sweden.

“The first step in enabling far-reaching intricate designs and further pushing the possibilities of Additive Manufacturing is to see and understand what really has been printed,” stated Andreas Graichen, Group Manager in the AM Center of Competence at Siemens Energy AB.

“We are very pleased with the launch of AM Explorer to the market as we believe that it will bring value to the industry,” commented Thomas Rydell, co-founder of Interspectral. “We are looking forward to partnering up with additional innovative companies so we can learn even more about issues in the industry and further develop AM Explorer to overcome these challenges.”

Interspectral states that AM Explorer is machine- and data-agnostic and can be easily ‘plugged into’ existing systems, so that any organisation working with metal Additive Manufacturing can begin analysing their data in minutes.

Rydell added, “With AM Explorer users can explore data from their own process regardless of their infrastructure. In the same visual environment, they can explore data ranging from design files, simulations, machine monitoring data and powder bed images to more complex data such as optical tomography and melt pool data, it’s even possible to explore CT scan data.”

“Additive Manufacturing is still in its relatively early development and has all the advantages one could ask for; in the potential, it offers in new design and redesign. In collaborating with partners such as Interspectral, we at Siemens Energy AB, are able to further push boundaries and explore new designs,” Graichen concluded.

AM Explorer is now available to the metal AM market and will continue to be developed in dialogue with Siemens Energy AB and other early adopters and partners in the AM field.

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