4D_Additive – an absolute ‚allrounder‘ for additive manufacturing
01. Feb 2022

4D_Additive – an absolute ‚allrounder‘ for additive manufacturing


The 4D_Additive manufacturing software suite is truly an absolute 'all-rounder when it comes to additive manufacturing. Amongst others, unique textures, flexible nesting and high-precision CAD functions are available, successfully avoiding unnecessary iterations and failed attempts and thus guaranteeing a cost-effective end product.

In a ‘glimpse of an eye’ so to speak, 4D_Additive is able to read CAD data from 24 different formats as exact B-Rep geometry including all product manufacturing information (PMI), attributes, and design history and process it quickly for all additive manufacturing processes. Additionally, sophisticated analysis functions, such as wall thickness and gap dimension checks, help to optimize the components.

The innovative Textures module provides access to over 5,000 different surface textures. With 4D_Additive it is very easy for users to define textures on the CAD model, select the desired B-Rep surfaces and choose the desired texture from the database.

Furthermore, intelligent 2D and 3D nesting capabilities with multiprocessor computation ensure fast automatic fill up with optimal build volume utilization for all machine types available in the database, as well as for customized machine types. The extremely fast nesting function of 4D_Additive uses a superfast multiprocessing and provides a maximum of automation.
Lattice geometries can also be calculated for lightweight construction and material savings. Especially for metal printing processes, support structures for manufacturing can be generated automatically in 4D_Additive.

To find out more and to benefit from all the advantages that 4D_Additve has to offer please contact us: + 49 (0)241-565 276-0 or send an email to: sales@simpatec.com.

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