A spin-off of software manufacturer CT CoreTechnologies GmbH (Mömbris, Germany) and a certified distribution partner of HP Inc. (Palo Alto, CA), Additive Innovation GmbH (AI; Mömbris, Germany) incorporates additive manufacturing on HP Jet Fusion 3D printers with their Partfinder software for additive manufacturing that automatically searches large volumes of data in the AM process for components that are suitable for 3D printing. This software analyzes 3D CAD data geometrically, as well as on the basis of the construction history, PMI and metadata. The information obtained is stored in a database, then the components are filtered according to the desired search criteria and presented in a clear list with a 3D graphic and all relevant information. Multiprocessor calculation allows extremely large data sets to be automatically examined fully, quickly and easily for potential 3D printing applications. This makes the economical production of small batches and spare parts possible with the HP multi-jet fusion process.
As a distributor of HP, AI concentrates know-how in additive series production of high-quality plastic parts along with Partfinder analysis as a service to ensure the cost effectiveness of the multi-jet process that is used to produce high quality, low priced, high strength and isotropic components. The process is equally suitable for prototypes and for use in small batches without further reworking of the printed parts. The focus here is on optimal quality and low prices to fully exploit the benefits of the multi-jet process for each user’s individual components.
Combilift and Author Join Forces on New Kids’ Book
Award-winning Combilift and award-winning author, Emer Conlon, have produced a children’s storybook that features forklift heroes and teaches important values. The ‘combi-nation’ has the added benefit of educating young kids and their parents about the company’s equipment and the material handling industry.
ARCH Cutting Tools Takes Top Place in ANCA Competition
A complex, multifunctional tool measuring an inch in diameter with a long functional cutting length, the ARCH tool checked every box to win the prestigious ANCA Tool of the Year 2020.