The new version of the 3D-printing tool 4D_Additive uses artificial intelligence algorithms for the first time to ensure an even arrangement of the components in the installation space during nesting in terms of optimum heat distribution.

The new nesting function of the renowned 4D_Additive software from CoreTechnologie uses artificial intelligence (AI) for the first time to automate intelligent behaviour and machine learning. Thus, the new technology emulates certain human decision structures and the computer independently processes complex tasks in the area of component arrangement due to the programming.
Optimised component nesting
With its "Pack and Optimize" strategy, the nesting module of the latest 4D_Additive software version is able to ensure both maximum filling of the installation space and uniform distribution of the mass to be printed, thus ensuring the most constant possible slice surfaces. The advanced program uses AI technology and imitates the behaviour of an experienced user by automatically filling specific empty areas in the installation space after pre-positioning. This has the advantage that even installation spaces that are not fully loaded are filled evenly and without so-called heat nests. The printing results are maximally optimised by the even distribution of the components.
Intelligent additional functions
In addition to intelligent nesting, further functions are available to optimise heat distribution within the components. By means of an analysis to determine so-called massive zones, problematic areas with a large volume of material are graphically displayed in a highly visible manner. These zones can be hollowed out with a few mouse clicks using the Holllow and Lattice functions and, if necessary, reinforced with an internal support structure. To remove excess powder from the inside of the hollowed out parts, holes and the matching lids can be created automatically.
For the preparation of 3D printing data, the 4D_Additive tool has CAD data interfaces for all B-Rep native and standard formats as well as the common 3D_Printing formats such as STL and 3mf.


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