VELO3D introduces a print preparation software – Flow™

VELO3D, a groundbreaking 3D printer manufacturer, has announced advances to its print preparation software, Flow™. Driven by a powerful integrated simulation engine, Flow ensures predictable print outcomes, while its native CAD workflow controls performance consistent with the design intent and significantly reduces print preparation time. Working in concert with VELO3D’s Sapphire™ system Flow enables next generation SupportFree™ additive manufacturing for parts previously not possible.

Flow is specifically designed for Sapphire, VELO3D’s laser fusion metal additive manufacturing system. It includes tools that help with part orientation, support generation, simulated print predictions, per-surface process application, slice composer and process review. As a result, manufacturers can now print complex part geometries SupportFree, enabling volume manufacturing of parts that are otherwise impossible or uneconomical to print due to hard-to-remove support structures.

Flow key features include: (i) a new physics-driven simulation engine; (ii) the powerful simulation utility; and (iii) a sophisticated composer.