GE Additive says that it plans to improve its build preparation workflow with regards to additive manufacturing (AM).

According to the company, the additive industry uses a range of build preparation tools, technologies, interfaces and licenses, which creates additional complexity for design engineers to manage and navigate during the CAD design to print process.  This can lead to a lack of interoperability due to different interfaces, file types and user experiences, GE says. 

GE Additive plans to simplify the additive process and enable an interoperable workflow to help reduce design iterations and speed up the time to print a part according to the design intent.

GE Additive has also announced partnership agreements with software vendors Autodesk, PTC, Siemens PLM Software and Vera Security to address the need for simplified, interoperable and secure digital workflows.  The company has also initiated a collaboration agreement with industry leader Dassault Systèmes.

This story is reprinted from material from GE Additive, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.