ETG Introduces New Additive Software
The 3D Systems additive manufacturing technology that is available in the UK from the Engineering Technology Group (ETG) has now been enhanced with the release of 3D Sprint 3.0. The exclusive new software technology for preparing and optimising CAD & polygon data and managing the additive manufacturing process on the company’s plastic 3D printers offers significant enhancements over previous versions.
Introduced to the marketplace in December, the 3D Sprint 3.0 software includes key new features and enhancements that bring new value to users, with a special focus on capabilities that support the move from rapid prototyping to serial production. The software solution has been lauded for its ability to perform as a single software application that takes the user from CAD to print with increased efficiency and optimised data management that streamlines the time to print parts with a single, easy-to-use interface.
The 3D Sprint 3.0 additive software has several general enhancements that include the ability to import industry-standard 3MF format files, a new tool to space and align parts on the build platform and the ability to delete sub-parts and reset parts to their original size and position. Further improvements include more detailed and data-rich reporting and the ability to separate parts in random colour for easier identification.
With the 3D Systems MultiJet Printing (MJP) line that is available from ETG, the 3D Sprint 3.0 software provides the end-user with the ability to auto-place parts by height for better quality and print speed whilst also providing the facility to include more parts on the build tray. The 3D Systems MJP Series also benefits from the new scale and offset Wizard that can calibrate the printer and deliver parts that are more precise than ever before.
Also in the ETG portfolio is the Figure 4 Series of 3D printers and for this product line, the new 3D Sprint 3.0 software provides the ability to add struts to reinforce supports as well as introducing improved printability checks. With regards to the Projet 6000 and Projet 7000 Series of additive machines in the 3D Systems Stereolithography (SLA) Series, customers can now benefit from new support structure options to improve the print success rate, part quality and enable easier post-processing whilst using less material. Additionally, the new software platform provides more build style flexibility and it enables users to copy build styles from one part/region to another.