AM software developer Dyndrite Corporation has unveiled its Additive Manufacturing Toolkit (AMT) and accelerated production preparation build processor for 3D printing, which has the potential to improve performance and native CAD-to-print capabilities for AM users. In addition to presenting the software solution at Formnext, the company has announced a series of industry partnerships with EOS, Renishaw and others.
Dyndrite, which came out of stealth mode in Spring 2019, has developed the first GPU-powered geometry kernel for additive manufacturing. The software, built on the company’s Accelerated Computation Engine (ACE), includes such features as native CAD file import and an integrated Python application programming interface (API) for customized scripting of automated workflows.
AMT build processor
The ACE geometry kernel and AMT build processor were built using a “First Principles” approach, with Dyndrite relying on modern methodologies and technologies to meet the needs of production oriented customers in aerospace, medical, automotive, energy and the service bureau markets. The software’s unique capabilities enable users to manage terabytes of manufacturing data, print highly complex geometries like splines, and adjust parts in-situ to increase throughput and quality.
The software’s architecture is described by Dyndrite as a “horizontal, scalable solution” that can enable customers to integrate a range of tools, such as Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Product Data Management (PDM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), topology optimization, simulation and other print preparation solutions.
At Formnext, Dyndrite revealed a working relationship with AM solutions provider EOS focused on the latter’s DMLS machines. Through the alliance, Dyndrite’s AM build processor will become available to EOS’ DMLS customers.
“DMLS printing is evolving into an era of production—an era where users are vying to print tens of thousands of parts every month,” explained Greg Hayes, senior vice president applied technology at EOS North America. “With users who seek new ways to speed their build processing, creating repeatable, and autonomous workflows. At EOS, our customers continually demand increased speed, improved quality, and better economics. Dyndrite has demonstrated performance improvements that our customers appreciate. We are excited to support Dyndrite in making their powerful build processor available to EOS customers.”
The software development company has also teamed up with Renishaw to integrate Dyndrite AMT into Renishaw’s QuantAM build processor. The AMT will enable QuantAM users to streamline CAD-to-Print workflows, accelerate slicing, build and file preparation using Renishaw’s tools, handle and process larger files, speed up lattice and lightweighting and more. QuantAM users will also be able to benefit from AMT’s python application programming interface and workflow customization.
Dyndrite Developer Council
Last but not least, Dyndrite has announced the addition of five new companies to the Dyndrite Developer Council, which aims to evolve industry standards and to facilitate customer experiences with cross-leveraged tools. The group, which welcomes 3D Systems, ANSYS, Altair Engineering, ExOne and SLM Solutions, now consists of 15 members.
“Dyndrite’s mission is to build a strong, diverse ecosystem, bringing powerful new Additive Manufacturing solutions to the market,” said Shawn Hopwood, Dyndrite Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Developer Relations. “We believe a connected community of best-in-class solutions creates a vibrant digital nervous system which will foster innovation and deliver value to customers of all disciplines. The addition to the council of industry pioneers and established simulation vendors shows the unique value Dyndrite brings to the additive landscape. We welcome our new members and look forward to their insights and market perspectives as we continue to champion the user and elevate the industry for all.”