New Engineering Software Accelerates Metal Additive Manufacturing

A new additive manufacturing production engineering software platform aims to provide more than just design optimization and workflow support. Additive Flow seeks to address the data challenges that many additive manufacturing (AM) teams face when making decisions. Additive Flow’s software also aims to speed up workflow and improve production results, the company explained in a press release.

“Additive Flow exists to solve common unresolved problems found in the workflow of AM applications. Our software works past the CAD stage and passes the baton to CAM, managing siled data to integrate and improve production processes for AM in record time with validated results,” explained Alexander Pluke, CEO of Additive Flow, in the press release.

Encompassing material, manufacturing and quality issues, the platform allocates the optimal build parameters to each location of the final model to achieve the desired goals of each particular case, the company explained. Recent projects at the National Physics Laboratory and with companies like EOS, Autodesk and Airbus have demonstrated increased production speeds of up to 200%, a 41.3% reduction in porosity, a reduction of up to 35.75 % cost per part, reduced workflow development time from 80 hours to 10 minutes, 2,000x faster compute speeds, thermal compliance and zero non-compliance from 44% non-compliance, according to Additive Flow.

The new platform will be on display at Formnext Stand D58 in Hall 11.0 this month, where Additive Flow plans to demonstrate how it can deliver cost, time and quality savings for metal AM applications. “We are really looking forward to welcoming people to our booth at Formnext this year,” said Pluke. “Our overall metrics are impressive, and we can show anyone who visits our booth how they have been achieved or independently validated. Exhibits and full case studies will be available to help them understand the power of our approach. production engineering, which is available as software or services.

Additive Flow will also host open-access seminars on Formnext where guest speakers from Autodesk, ZEISS, Airbus, etc.