10/8/2020

Teton’s Smart Slice Reduces 3D Material Usage

Software can automatically optimize parameters so users can identify settings that yield the fastest print job by minimizing time and material while meeting strength requirements.

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Teton Simulation’s Smart Slice software

Teton Simulation’s Smart Slice software

Teton Simulation’s Smart Slice brings engineering-grade part simulation to Cura as a plug-in for Ultimaker Essentials users. Smart Slice is designed to reduce print times and material usage by optimizing print settings to ensure parts meets end-use requirements before parts are printed.

Smart Slice software creates the iterations virtually. Using the integration options of Cura’s open and pluggable platform, Smart Slice ensures that parts meet engineering criteria before printing, saving time and materials. Smart Slice is also well-suited for replacing broken components to accelerate tool replacement, helping to get production back up and running quickly.

The company says that Smart Slice is easy to use and is extremely fast. It enables manufacturing engineers or machine operators to quickly iterate using the software rather than print unnecessary, wasted parts. Additionally, Smart Slice can automatically optimize parameters so users can identify settings that yield the fastest print job by minimizing time and material while meeting strength requirements. The technology also gives 3D printer operators near instant feedback on the viability of projects. Plus, the optimization feature takes the guesswork out of determining the right slicing parameters.

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