Path planning reimagined

June 11th, 2024

Break free of the limitations imposed by planar additive manufacturing.

Coming up with an optimal part orientation is a critical step in the additive manufacturing process. Often a compromise must be made between how easily features such as overhangs can be printed vs the layer orientation which determines direction of maximum strength. Continuous 3D can drive higher degree of freedom machines enabling parts to be reoriented throughout a build. In many cases overhangs can be eliminated altogether. Customised complex nonplanar toolpaths can be quickly set up within our user interface. This example shows a toolpath for a monocoque aircraft where all layers are oriented in the direction of principle stresses.