Royal DSM has set up a project to develop a digital additive manufacturing workflow.

The company says that it is working with companies Authentise, Additive Flow, Ecochain, iPoint, Neural Concept, and nTopology to use application, material, and processing knowledge to inform manufacturers about the performance, sustainability, and economic viability of additive manufacturing for their specific applications.

Plans are for the software to include a material center, topology improvement, and 3D printing performance and process simulation.

‘At DSM, we want to remove common barriers to the adoption of 3D printing,’ said Hugo da Silva, VP of additive manufacturing DSM. ‘A digital platform, capable of giving manufacturers a detailed and personalized 3D printing workflow, will remove a lot of the complexity that has crept into the industry in recent years.’

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