Additive Flow, an optimization software developed based in the UK, has now formally introduced their brand-new software for AM optimization called FormFlow.
Founded back in 2017, Additive Flow’s main goal is to solve many of the digital challenges that are currently affecting the additive manufacturing workflow with its latest multifunctional, physics-driven software.
What FormFlow is designed to do is for it to be adaptable to a range of materials and processes, allowing it to facilitate efficient and sustainable design for a whole bunch of different applications.
From time to time, designers and engineers face problems with design that are present in the additive manufacturing industry. However, on a much larger production scale, it is very, very crucial that the additive manufacturing processes for product development and production applications are best used to save time and money.
FormFlow is a multi-functional program with the ability to apply multiple user-defined parameters for concurrent geometry, material optimization, and process parameter. The software even uses physics-driven algorithms to process and solve very complex performance issues in the design phase.
The team at Additive Flow is comprised of many strong advocates for industrial 3D printing, with the vision of seeing their software adopted all over the world. One of the many barriers for adopting to this new type of technology is the digital design phase, which includes design for additive manufacturing, multiple parameter design optimization, etc. However, Additive Flow is planning to provide a thorough solution to the entire digital workflow.
Additive Flow aren’t the only people in the AM optimization software market.
Materialise, a 3D printing company based in Leuven, Belgium, have recently released the latest version of their Magics program (example image above) in order to increase efficiency and productivity in metal additive manufacturing.
Also, LINK3D, a 3D printing software company based in New York, have launched their own Production Planning System that is powered by advanced build simulation and machine connectivity.