Dyndrite has partnered with binder jetting printhead experts Xaar and printhead drive electronics company Meteor, and Composite-Based Additive Manufacturing (CBAM) developer Impossible Objects, with the goal for the relationships to add speed to what can be a data-heavy process.
“The last 30 years of software development for additive has been a failure due to fundamental issues and problematic philosophy,” said Dyndrite CEO Harshil Goel. “We are working to deliver software that speaks directly to making serial production a reality with additive manufacturing. This is the most important initiative for the next 30 years of additive.”
Dyndrite, Xaar and Meteor are looking to accelerate raster 3D printing product development, with Dyndrite’s Accelerated Computation Engine (ACE) offering GPU-powered 3D CAD-to-Print software for generating toolpaths and rasterizing 3D data for additive manufacturing processes.
Additionally, through an integrated Python API, Dyndrite can allow for the full automation of data workflows at speed.
The new toolpathing APIs from Dyndrite also enable advanced parameter control at the voxel level using grayscale and RGB color-based metadata, anisotropic compensation routines, image manipulation and the streamlined handling of large images as slices.
“Raster inkjet 3D printing is one of the most innovative forms of additive technology today,” said Graham Tweedale, GM Xaar’s printhead business unit. “This partnership with Meteor and Dyndrite helps accelerate the pace of that innovation by OEMs and enable their customers to qualify more materials and more parts, significantly faster.”
Impossible Objects’ Rules-based Automated Masking Packing and Slicing software project, or ON-RAMP, powered by Dyndrite, fuses the multi-threaded, GPU-accelerated, Python-based ACE from Dyndrite with Impossible Objects’ proprietary software to drive its unique CBAM process.
The proprietary process, which automates carbon fibre and fibreglass lay-up with Nylon and PEEK is designed to deliver production parts automatically, outshining hand layup production times.
“The improvement to overall workflow is remarkable. Manual build prep is reduced from three hours to a few minutes with automation, and 3D data processing benchmarks go from 56 minutes to five minutes, meaning that the entire four hour process is now completed in less than 10 minutes” said Impossible Objects CTM Len Wanger.
“Dyndrite is revolutionising the user experience in the production of CBAM parts. The focused APIs, CAD import capability, combined with GPU-based processing of voxel data, plus Python automation, deliver cumulative benefits to the entire CAD to CBAM print workflow.”
Wanger added that Impossible Objects suspect this is “just the tip of the iceberg” when it comes to the level of speed improvements .