Software for 3D Printing

3D software is one of the most relevant elements in the digital 3D printing manufacturing process however its importance is often overlooked. There are many types of software which are used throughout different phases of the 3D printing cycle. All 3D printing production, however, necessarily beings with CAD (computer aided design) 3D modeling tools. Some of these tools are now integrated into virtual reality and augmented reality 3D modeling programs. This is only the first step: another major software-based step for AM includes CAE (computer aided engineering) for optimizing a part in order to leverage the extensive capabilities offered by additive manufacturing technologies in terms of geometric capabilities and topology optimization. An optimized file then needs to be processed through CAM (computer aided manufacturing) software in order to communicate to the machine how to build it into a physical object.

Several other software applications are also implemented in 3D printing. Additive processes are also making increasingly intensive use of simulation software, both for file preparation and process control, as well as inspection and non-destructive testing software for controlling that conforms to applications-specific standards. Pre-processing steps also include quotation engine software and the entire CRM (customer relationship management) chain. In fact AM is increasingly being integrated into the entire PLM (produce lifecycle management) software chain, while MES (manufacturing execution software) programs are increasingly being adopted to manage the entire end-to-end manufacturing process which 3D printing is now becoming an integral part of.

The 3D software supply chain also includes developers and publishers which are listed in specific sub-categories.

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NavVis
NavVis was founded in 2013 to bridge the gap between outdoor and indoor digital maps. As a spin-off of the Technical University of Munich, our computer vision based indoor positioning technology is based on years of academic research.
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FOLLOW-ME! offer Hybrid Manufacturing, a highly efficient and economical combination of additive and substractive technologies for the production of implant based indications for which tight tolerances must be maintained.
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Frustum
Frustum is the creator of GENERATE®, an interactive generative design software that pushes the limits of design for additive manufacturing.
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valuechain
Valuechain enables organisations to compete as world class supply chains. We provide smart manufacturing software that helps companies to improve productivity, streamline collaboration and generate intelligence.
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CASTOR
We exist to combine intelligence with 3D printing. We connect manufacturers to 3D printing capabilities to enhance their business and provide our technological expertise. Castor’s technology allows manufacturers to save on fixed costs and reduce lead time.
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Founded in San Francisco, CA, in 2006, R-Style Lab has now grown its global footprint to operate in Europe.
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Founded in 2001 by Fabrizio Pasquero and Roberto Brondolo, managers with a wide experience in other IT companies, Achelon Software House provides software solutions for MCAD interoperability and visualization, modeling and editing, license tracing and statistics.
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tumaker
Tumaker is a manufacturer of 3D printers and 3D printing materials, and creator of the industry 4.0 Printernet network for factories.
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DIBUPRINT 3D is a 3D software company formed by International Technologies 3D Printers and Wildbit Studios that aims to make 3D printing simple.
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Identify3D, Inc is a leader in software for digital supply chain. The Identify3D technology suite protects confidentiality and integrity of data in the digital manufacturing thread providing intellectual property protection, manufacturing repeatability, and traceability from design to finish product. We enable companies to have the confidence that their data are secure and products are manufactured following the right processes and requirements. We deliver greater control over the digital manufacturing process ensuring integrity and authenticity of complex supply chains.
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Software to submit, manage, and track all your orthodontic lab prescriptions
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3MF is an industry consortium working to define a 3D printing format that will allow design applications to send full-fidelity 3D models to a mix of other applications, platforms, services and printers. Our goal is to provide a specification that eliminates the issues with currently available file formats, and allows companies to focus on innovation, rather than on basic interoperability issues.
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sidekick
We are a company specialized in developing custom software for mobile applications and websites. Our high-quality native mobile applications respect deadlines and budgets. We excel at creating memorable and pleasant user-experiences through our software.Let us help you optimize your ideas and make them come alive, whether you are in Montreal or anywhere else. No project is too small or too big for our team of seasoned developers. We are passionate about what we do and would love to have the chance to work with you!
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The OSSA 3D mobile-app software allows surgeons, radiologists, research assistants, medical students, lab technicians and other non-engineers to quickly create accurate, digital 3D anatomical models from medical imaging data.
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We want to relieve engineers from tedious routine tasks in order to give more time for creative and enjoyable work. We autonomously generate lightweight and superior designs ready for manufacturing within tens of minutes up to several hours.
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DigiFabster is a Los Angeles-based software-as-a-service company that provides a cloud-based CRM & instant quotation solution for the additive manufacturing industry.
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Integrate hidden information into your STL files without causing any structural changes or leaving visual marks. Secure the intellectual property of your 3D models and protect them from theft.
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Paperless Parts is an online marketplace for the buying and selling of custom manufactured parts. Our team built a pricing engine that interrogates 3D CAD models and provides instant quotes to manufacture those parts from a variety of manufacturing processes. We put this pricing engine behind a custom part sourcing marketplace where manufacturers can simply input their estimating variables and provide instant pricing for custom parts to engineers and product developers looking to purchase prototypes and low volume runs. The pricing engines works with a variety of manufacturing processes including Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Multi Jet Fusion, Laser Cutting, Waterjet Cutting, PolyJet and Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)
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GROW offers secured distributed additive manufacturing through a suite of desktop and cloud-based applications that enable a complete, secure workflow, from design to production.
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Manubim
Manubim is an innovative site where anybody can create their own customized 3D printed products with a web based application. We offer predefined basic 3D models what customers can personalize with writing texts, engrave, emboss, colorize or changing dimensions. Buyers can choose from different printing materials and they get an instant pricing quote. The custom 3D product will be materialized then shipped anywhere.
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