Trade Fair Novelty: Universal 3D Printing Software

Trade Fair Novelty: Universal 3D Printing Software

At Formnext 2023, the new 4D_Additive software will be presented, this has new functions and system optimisations as well as new direct connections to 3D printers based on standard formats.

Software pioneer CoreTechnologie presents a new version of the 4D_Additive software at the 3D printing trade fair Formnext 2023. The universal 3D printing tool for additive manufacturing has new functions and system optimisations as well as new direct connections to 3D printers based on standard formats.

The German-French software manufacturer CoreTechnologie will present the new version 1.5 of the innovative printing software 4D_Additive at the Formnext trade fair in Frankfurt from 7 to 10 November 2023. Optimised functions and new direct interfaces make the tool a universal 3D printing software for every 3D printer.

Optimised Functions for Automated Processes

At the trade fair, CT presents a new product based on the nesting functions of 4D_Additive, which allows the integration of the fully automated nesting functions in MES systems in batch mode through a web service. With the system's own script language, the automated nesting processes are individually adapted to customer requirements.

With the further developed 3D nesting module, large packing densities are generated and optimum heat distribution without heat pockets is achieved. In addition, the definition of the maximum packing density is possible.

Complex Objects at the Touch of a Button

The revised Lattice functions create complex lightweight components or individualised utility objects such as running shoes directly from CAD models at the touch of a button. All that is required is to select the desired surface areas of the CAD model and define the edge thickness, desired structure and cell size. The software thus allows the creation of complex models with just a few clicks. A total of 22 different lattice structures are available.

Surface Design Made Easy

With texture capabilities to create surface designs and connectivity to Adobe Substance Community Assets, thousands of textures are available for free download to design 3D printed parts.

New Build Manager

The enhanced slicing module of the new 4D_Additive software version 1.5 has a build manager for SLS and SLM printers as well as specific image generation processes for inkjet printers. Thus, for SLS and SLM machines, the laser paths and the laser parameters are freely defined and stored in the new material database. The slices for inkjet printers are defined by hollowing out the geometry with any wall thickness with different densities for the edge and fill areas. The slices are output as vector graphics or as a bitmap with full HD resolution. Specific support structures for metal printing and DLP and SLA printing processes are further highlights of the new 4D_Additive version.

Registration for a software demo at the CT booth D59 in hall 12.1 at Formnext as well as a free trade fair admission ticket is available at .