Dyndrite, the company that developed an accelerated computation engine to control to handle large digital manufacturing files, has extended and signed new partnerships with key AM industry pioneers such as Azul 3D, Impossible Objects and Meteor Inkjet’s new Meteoryte software. It should be noted that these companies have developed, or contributed to develop, some of the most complex and unique AM processes such as HARP, CBAM and material jetting in general. The GPU-accelerated Dyndrite software will help these companies with scalability, automation and overall improved performance to solve the toughest geometry and compute problems.
Dyndrite for large production files
Azul 3D selected Dyndrite’s application development kit (ADK) to pair with its High Area Rapid Printing (HARP) technology to power its LAKE printers. Azul 3D’s LAKE printers produce parts from a wide palette of materials over large areas at production speeds, with throughput dramatically outpacing that of the competition and approaching yields that rival injection molding. This breakthrough comes from Azul 3D’s HARP technology.
For the first time, the bottleneck of 3D printing is not on the printer. Azul 3D, working with Dyndrite, will create internal and customer-facing software apps, “Powered by Dyndrite,” that help speed the front end process, including controlling image generation and compensations as well as offering production-oriented features such as repeatable build automation–all without having to reveal Azul’s IP outside of its organization.
“The more we talked to Azul 3D, the more everyone could see Dyndrite was a perfect fit for their production LAKE machines,” said Harshil Goel, Dyndrite CEO and founder. “Dyndrite gives Azul 3D the horsepower along with the features they need to power their machines while providing room to accelerate their materials and unique process development. For us, it also demonstrates just how far we are pushing the software in 3D printing given the sheer volume of fully customized parts that can be made on HARP-based machines.”
Machine builders like Azul 3D with data-rich, production-oriented systems require a high-performance software environment that can easily handle the massive data payload required to drive their systems. The Dyndrite Engine and ADK provide a new foundation to develop commonly needed applications for their systems such as build prep (Additive CAM), materials and process development, process qualification and calibration and automated production.
“HARP’s unprecedented print throughput of 12 vertical inches per hour and largest build volume requires the most powerful tools,” said Cody Petersen, Azul 3D CEO and board member. “We want to make sure the software we use can keep up with the demands of a larger, faster machine. Dyndrite’s speed and flexibility match our vision for taking additive manufacturing to new heights.”
The Dyndrite software solution will enable Azul 3D and its customers to increase production capacity and ensure the repeatability required for manufacturing. The Azul 3D software, powered by Dyndrite, will be available to customers on LAKE printers later this year.
Dyndrite for composite materials
Impossible Objects, a 3D printer and materials company pioneering the advancement of composites in additive manufacturing, chose Dyndrite software to power the software driving its composite-based additive manufacturing (CBAM) process, following a highly successful proof-of-concept trial.
During its evaluation, Impossible Objects integrated Dyndrite’s ADK with its own proprietary software to drive its CBAM production process. Unique to Impossible Objects, the CBAM process pairs carbon fiber and fiberglass parts with Nylon and PEEK. It delivers production parts automatically, outshining hand layup production times while being 60% lighter than traditional parts.
With Dyndrite’s ADK, Impossible Objects created an automated CAD-to-print workflow with a build time ten times faster than before, reduced manual labor by 90% and improved build block use by 20%.
“Committing to Dyndrite software was an easy choice to make at this point,” said Robert Swartz, CEO, of Impossible Objects. “Two weeks into our initial project, manual build prep went from three hours down to a few minutes as we automated with the Dyndrite tools. 3D data processing benchmarks dropped from 56 minutes to 5 minutes, so that the entire four-hour process is now completed in less than 10 minutes, a 95% reduction in time.”
The Dyndrite ACE is the world’s first GPU-powered geometry engine geared toward the needs of the digital manufacturing industry. Machine and materials companies such as Impossible Objects use the Dyndrite technology to create build prep apps, qualify toolpathing strategies and material parameters, and scale to production.
“It’s always exciting when forward-thinking companies like Impossible Objects discover what Dyndrite can do for them,” said Harshil Goel, CEO and Founder, Dyndrite, commenting the deal. “They are exactly the kind of innovative AM company that we target as we continue to develop our technology. We can’t wait to see where they’ll take it next.”
Meteoryte for voxel material control
Meteor Inkjet Ltd, a leading supplier of electronics, also expanded its collaboration with Dyndrite, with Meteoryte, a 3D software tool that simplifies the development and adoption of inkjet technology for additive manufacturing applications.
Industrial inkjet 3D system developers, particularly those just getting started, face hardware, software and materials challenges. In some cases, the software challenges can be resolved by adopting off-the-shelf, open-source tools, but when these tools lack sufficient features or can’t offer the required production-ready performance, Meteoryte presents an ideal solution. Built with the Dyndrite Application Developer Kit, Meteoryte offers additive manufacturing system builders a foundational set of tools for the initial stages of machine development.
With an easy-to-use 3D geometry manipulation interface, Meteoryte features includes features such as the ability to import 3D meshes and geometry, easy geometry manipulation (move, rotate and scale), a 3D viewport for build area visualization and slicing at up to 1200 dots per inch (dpi)
“Additive manufacturing machines that require jetting print heads are becoming increasingly popular. Through software, our goal is to empower machine builders and improve their success rate, while reducing their time to market,” said Harshil Goel, CEO, Dyndrite Corporation. “Our mission is to provide tools that create new tools. Meteoryte powered by Dyndrite is a perfect example of a tool that helps downstream customers with an accelerated path to success.”
Clive Ayling, Meteor’s managing director, comments, , “Developing and implementing an industrial inkjet system can be challenging, and new 3D applications and companies are emerging all the time. Meteor’s scalable datapath solutions for all major printheads, coupled with Meteoryte, will allow our OEM customers to harness the power of inkjet for 3D and additive manufacturing applications by significantly reducing development cost, time and risk.”