A new toolkit that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help advance the 3D printing of metals by managing and simplifying steps of what is currently a complex process.
Sculpteo Software , a French software provider, recently unveiled Agile Metal Technology (AMT), a suite of six tools aimed to help take the complexity out of 3D metal printing by adding automation, management, and optimization to the 3D metal printing process.
Using metals in an additive manufacturing process allows for the creation of fully functioning parts with high mechanical properties that may otherwise be impossible to develop with traditional manufacturing techniques. While 3D printing of metals is currently possible, it’s not easy, and it’s still fairly expensive due to the necessary use of complex procedures.
Sculpteo has made the first tool in the free online suite—Business Case—available, with the others currently in development and will follow later. Business Case is a “self-learning artificial intelligence” that can analyze the feasibility of a metal additive manufacturing project, calculate risks and opportunities, and provide advice in the case that there is a better material or technique to fit the project’s needs.
Forthcoming tools in the suite are Smart Design Optimizer; Automatic Lattice Generator; Support Generator; Post-Processor; and Batch Control for 3D Metal Printing.
>> Read more by Elizabeth Montalbano, Design News, February 16, 2017