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SHINING 3D serially 3D prints DfAM metal bottle openers using Voxeldance Additive

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Feng Tao, the vice general manager of SHINING 3D, first discovered the potential of VoxelDance Additive, a CAD-CAM software developed by VoxelDance, a young Chinese development firm specializing in AM-specific software. After an evaluation, SHINING 3D applied it to its EPlus3D EP-M150 and EP-M250 Pro printers. Since 2019, SHINING 3D has been using it to provide a comprehensive service from 3D digitalization, intelligent manufacturing to additive manufacturing in the EMEA markets. Voxeldance Additive has also been officially marketed as a key part of SHINING 3D’s integrated offer, taking care of all the data preparation jobs.

“VoxelDance software has all the functions required for the data preparation of 3D printing data, and with the continuous upgrading of the software, the type of automatic support has been added, making the data preparation process more and more efficient,” said Zhang Zhen, Account Manager at SHINING 3D Germany’s subsidiary. “We are very happy to integrate VoxelDance into our entire process chain, provide a complete solution to customers in Europe, and provide corresponding training, and have received very good feedback in the market. Especially in the field of dental printing…”

The application of VoxelDance in dental printing is very mature. The unique function of one-click crown cup facing up, high-density 2D nesting, and fully automatic support can help SHINING 3D users speed up the data preparation time cycle and thus improve the printing efficiency .

At the same time, the SHINING 3D German team is never tired of exploring new applications for 3D printing. So the engineers decided to manufacture a batch of bottle openers, with almost no support and post-processing.

And that’s not all. SHINING 3D German technical team recorded the entire process. Thanks to their effort, everyone now has access to the look and feel of a complete metal 3D printing workflow, from intelligent design, data preparation, to manufacturing and 3D inspection. In this particular case, Voxeldance Additive is used for data preparation.

The Voxeldance Additive demonstrated in this video was version 1.0. The software has now been upgraded to 2.0 as of now with many new functions. While the engineer was using SHINING 3D’s own hatching software in the video, Voxeldance Additive also provides an option for a hatching module, to fill hatches, set scanning parameters, and directly export process files.


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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based 3dpbm. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites 3D Printing Media Network and Replicatore, as well as 3D Printing Business Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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