Renishaw updates QuantAM 3D print software

Renishaw has updated its QuantAM file preparation software, which was first released in November 2015. This software integrates tightly with the machine control software for Renishaw’s metal additive manufacturing machines.

The new QuantAM software allows for editable tree supports.

This now gains a number of new features including editable angled, tree and cluster supports that can be applied to specific areas of the model for optimum support. There’s also a new tool, ‘Navicube’, for better navigating through designs by rotating parts and selecting views. It’s also now possible to stack parts to make the most efficient use of the build volume.

Renishaw has also improved the open parameter editing tools from the first release, adding the freedom to optimise machine settings to suit the material and geometries being processed. The build file can now be edited allowing parameters to be modified and parts to be added, subtracted or translated right down to the laser toolpath level.

There are four steps to QuantAM software – from orientation to support, onto layout and review – before importing CAD data to create a machine ready build file. It also allows users to quickly review build files from third party programs.

Users can position the parts to be built then add, import and edit the required support anchors. Multiple components, each with their own material properties, can be efficiently configured on the build plate and reviewed, in slice by slice detail, prior to sending the build file to the 3D printer.

The software is available to Renishaw’s customers via a monthly subscription in support of its metal printers.


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