Maximize machine tool or robot utilization
AMD’s wide range of operations and strategies helps manufacturing engineers create material deposition programs that minimize non-value-added motion. Optimized programs, including in-fill & contouring operations with or without upskin/downskin regions, reduce overall printing cycle time. AMD simulates the material deposition sequences to validate what will happen on the machine.
Mitigate risk to production
AMD’s 3D environment enables manufacturing engineers to create optimized programs in the manufacturing context: machine, laser, accessories, tooling and other elements. This provides a better understanding of the machining cell and ensures that the laser path and strategy consider the machine’s physical environment. It reduces the risk of unexpected issues and production delays.
Leverage intellectual property
AMD improves automation and standardization of additive manufacturing programs. Users can define and store machining processes for slicing operations as dedicated templates, and store them in catalogs for reuse. Company intellectual property is capitalized and re-used to make programming more efficient. The gains in productivity and standardization are significant.
A single design-to-machining solution to understand engineering changes
Based on the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, AMD provides an unrivaled level of associativity between product engineering, manufacturing processes, and resources. Companies can manage concurrent engineering and manufacturing flows better and shorten the design-to-manufacturing cycle. AMD offers the best available support of design changes or design variants and the rapid creation of programs for families of parts. Native implementation links connect additive manufacturing programs to engineering and manufacturing data. These links can be used to see which machine programs are impacted by engineering or manufacturing changes. Like a new laser, for example, and to see whether manufacturing data is up to date with respect to engineering changes.
Design and validate a part before printing
Manufacturing Engineers can rework the part design using Boolean operations. This allows the removal of small holes or the replacement of bigger holes by auto-supporting shapes such as diamonds, adding thickness on functional surfaces that will be removed in post-treatment to conform to the geometrical constraints. These geometrical modifications will result in a part that can be finished downstream applications.