Flow is designed to make predictable print outcomes, using CAD workflow controls and a integrated simulation engine.
Flow is designed to make predictable print outcomes, using CAD workflow controls and a integrated simulation engine.

3D printer manufacturer VELO3D says that its print preparation software, Flow, can now be used to make a greater range of parts.

Flow is designed to make predictable print outcomes, using CAD workflow controls and a integrated simulation engine.

The software is suitable for Sapphire, VELO3D’s laser fusion metal additive manufacturing system. The company says that volume manufacturing of parts that are hard to print due to hard-to-remove support structures is now possible. It is possible to print low angles and overhangs below five degrees, as well as large inner diameters and tubes up to 40 mm without the need for supports.

This story is adapted from material from VELO3D, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.