netfabb Adds Automatic Support Generation

The company's flagship platform can now add lattices and structures into additive manufacturing parts.

netfabb, a provider of 3D printing software, has added a Support Structures module to its software suite. The focus of netfabb Professional 6, the company states, is to simply and improve the industrial 3D printing process.

The Support Structures add-on enables users to automatically add support lattices and parts to additive manufacturing. It is available to support design for machines that use digital light processing, selective laser melting, stereolithography or fused deposition modeling.

Additionally, the add-on offers polyline support for a total of 37 different settings, transparent view and and overview list for part re-use.

“In this period of important change, netfabb Professional 6 has the potential to lift additive manufacturing to an unprecedented level of volume manufacturing,” says Ulf Lindhe, director of Business Development at netfabb. “Risk reduction, easy maintenance, process reliability, and a whole lot of time savings are the keywords to describe the benefits of using netfabb software.” With the add-on netfabb Selective Space Structures (3S), innovative products using complex structures can be created. Also new is netfabb Enterprise 6 which comes with a cost-saving server licensing model.

For more information, visit netfabb.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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