MachineWorks' Polygonica v2.3 Offers Compensation for Material Distortion
Formnext 2019: MachineWorks has introduced the latest features from its polygon-mesh modeling toolkit Polygonica v2.3.
Edited by AM Staff
MachineWorks has introduced the latest features from its polygon-mesh modeling toolkit Polygonica v2.3. Polygonica is said to be fast, accurate and robust software for both hardware and software AM manufacturers looking to solve complex geometric problems.
Polygonica’s slicing has been completely overhauled during the 2.3 release cycle. With improved performance and drastically reduced memory footprint the new slicer is now in use in very high tolerance large-area printers.
Developed as part of a continuing focus on variable offsetting, the new anisotropic offset capability allows applications to offset parts by different amounts along each axis, providing more accurate compensation for material distortion for different print scenarios.
A new function dedicated to generating the 3D volumes of regions where support structures are required has been added and Polygonica’s simplification algorithms have been enhanced to preserve boundaries between faces with different sets of attributes e.g. colour and texture.