3D Printing Software uses Artificial Intelligence for Nesting

Top Quote CoreTechnologie's latest version of 4D_Additive software uses Artificial Intelligence to optimize the arrangement of parts during nesting function. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) December 16, 2020 - Southfield, Michigan - The latest version of CoreTechnologie’ s 3D printing tool - 4D_Additive - uses artificial intelligence algorithms for the first time to ensure an even arrangement of parts in the build space during nesting in terms of optimal heat distribution.

    The new nesting function embedded in the software uses AI to automate intelligent behavior and machine learning. The new technology simulates certain human decision-making structures based on programming and thus the computer independently processes complex tasks in the area of nesting.

    Optimized Component Nesting
    With its new "pack and optimize" strategy, the nesting module in the latest version is able to ensure both maximum filling of the installation space and even distribution of the mass to be printed, thus ensuring the most constant possible slice surfaces. The advanced program uses AI technology and imitates the behavior of an experienced user by automatically filling empty areas in the packaging space after pre-positioning. This has the advantage that even build spaces that are not fully loaded are filled evenly and without so-called heat nests. The printing results are maximally optimized by the even distribution of the components.

    Intelligent Additional Functions
    In addition to intelligent nesting, further functions are available to optimize heat distribution within the components. An analysis to determine so-called massive zones shows problematic areas with large material volumes and displays these zones graphically in a highly visible manner. These zones then can be hollowed out with a few mouse clicks using the hollow and lattice functions and, if necessary, reinforced with an internal support structure. To remove powder from the inside of the hollowed parts, holes and the appropriate 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.

    Further information on the new 4D_Additive software version is available at

    About CoreTechnologie
    CoreTechnologie, the innovative software manufacturer, with locations in Germany, France, USA, Japan and Great Britain was founded in 1998, to provide CAX software solutions across wide ranging industries. Each year, CT invests more than 30 per cent of sales revenue back into research and development of new cutting-edge technology. The company consistently optimizes its product portfolio and continues to secure technological leadership in the area of conversion software.

    CoreTechnologie’s portfolio is comprised of more than 600 companies and millions of users worldwide from the automotive, aerospace, engineering and consumer goods industry who are, often, the quality leaders in their respective segments. With four outstanding products and pioneering technology, CoreTechnologie is the only provider of interoperability 3D printing software that develops all products in-house and thus independent from any third-party components and technology.

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    3D_Evolution®, 3D_Analyzer® and 3D_Kernel_IO® are registered trademarks of CT CoreTechnologie Group

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