SLM Solutions has launched Additive.Designer, an additive manufacturing (AM) software platform which it says could lower the learning curve of metal additive manufacturing and increase the build quality and reproducibility of results.

Additive.Designer can improve part builds according to user-defined criteria such as surface quality, production speed and the minimization of support structures for reduced post-processing. The software features intelligent component orientation via heat maps, which enables users to identify the best build plate positioning based on their chosen criteria and aids in increased quality results with significant material and overall cost savings, SLM says.

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