6/7/2017 | 1 MINUTE READ

EOSPrint 2.0 Software Eases Part Optimization

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The latest version of EOS's job and process management software enables users to easily optimize CAD data for the company's systems.


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EOSPrint 2.0, the latest version of EOS's comprehensive additive manufacturing CAM environment, is now available for metal systems EOS M 290 and EOS M 400. Together with data preparation software like Siemens NX, or Magics, the new software is said to provide an intuitive user interface, offer users greater freedom for application-specific parameter optimization and enable easier part optimization, leading to increased productivity and part quality. 

According to the company, EOSPrint 2.0 introduces a workflow-based approach for the graphical user interface reflecting the AM CAM process. Through click-based functions, users naturally progress through all necessary steps to prepare the file for printing. Tools and features behave according to the context of each step of the workflow, simplifying the initial steps of the additive manufacturing process.

New plane segmentation capabilities enable different layer thicknesses in one part, optimizing it more easily for production. The segmentation functionality enables the splitting of a part along a plane so that it can be shifted in z-level to define part segments with different exposure requirements regarding quality and productivity. As a result, engineers can define segments where  very high quality is needed and assign machine parameters optimized for highest quality. Segments where speed is more important can be processed with parameters optimized for highest productivity. 

The open EOS ParameterEditor module features an improved tool set that contains two new exposure patterns and parameters, offering greater freedom for application-specific parameter optimization. Furthermore, the module provides users even more freedom to optimize and develop their own parameter sets, EOS says. Users can change standard parameters like laser power or scan speed, as well as edit additional expert parameters such as the order and number of exposure types and the start and rotating angle for stripe patterns. Developers can also create unique parameter sets, enabling users to develop their own materials and increase the productivity of the system. 

EOSPrint is prepared for full integration into automated workflows for Industry 4.0. Its functionality is structurally modular so it will be easy to integrate into CAD/CAM as well as ERP/MES environments, EOS says.