Selective Laser Manufacturing
The new Selective Laser Melting (SLM) Manufacturing component is especially designed for fast and efficient manufacturing and rapid prototyping using a high-performance CO2 laser and a range of materials including plastics, metals, ceramics and sand.
For performing infills on different regions, ModuleWorks SLM offers chess, striped and parallel hatching. Features such as Rotational angle increment and Opening limit angle let you create toolpaths within a specific range for optimal control and flexibility over the manufacturing process.
5-Axis Geodesic Machining
A new quality optimizing feature lets you use the medial axis for defining the drive curves. This generates a smoother toolpath, resulting in higher quality machining. Users can specify how the medial axis is used:
- In morph mode, the first containment curve and the best contour of the medial axis are used as drive/morph curves.
- In parallel mode, the entire main part of the medial axis is used as the drive curve.
The ModuleWorks 2-axis components now support customized pocket and boss structures for 2D and 2.5D machining. Each of the specified drive curves can be defined as a pocket or a boss area.
MultiXPost Post Processor
The new all-inclusive parameter list takes all axis limit parameters into consideration and incorporates the full machine configuration for a more accurate and higher quality simulation.
For further details about the ModuleWorks 2019.04 release, see the latest ModuleWorks YouTube videos: What’s New in ModuleWorks 2019.04