Additive Manufacturing

Proven SDKs for Developing 3D Printing Software Solutions

Spatial's solution is able to optimize additive manufacturing workflows and allow for seamless translation from precise and polygonal models to the printer’s machine code, and ultimately the final product, while maintaining data integrity throughout the 3D model’s lifecycle.

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Spatial Additive Manufacturing Software Solutions

Whether you are a 3D printer manufacturer developing a software solution to enhance your 3D printer, or an independent software vendor (ISV) supplying 3D modeling solutions to the additive manufacturing industry, you are faced with similar issues: 

  • Increasing demand for market differentiation
  • The need for improved time-to-market to meet the needs of end users
  • Demands for better interoperability
  • Pressure to control development budgets

Spatial brings over 30 years of modeling expertise to the partnership, helping both additive manufacturing OEMs and ISVs solve these issues and bring world-class solutions to the market.

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We worked with Ultimaker to enable the import and export of native 3D CAD files in addition to STL files, enabling higher precision throughout their 3D printing workflows.

Watch Nicolas Boireau explain how CGM software enables querying, analysis, healing, and editing of exact and polyhedral BRep geometry. With out-of-the-box operators such as wall thickness analysis, feature recognition, and support generation.

This results in a smoother 3D printing experience for Ultimakers end users, further automating geometry preparation for printing processes, reducing cost and time to print per part, and improving print quality.

Why Spatial As Your Additive Manufacturing Software Solution Provider?

Spatial software development toolkits optimize the additive manufacturing workflow, utilizing innovative hybrid modeling capabilities to access and modify precise and polyhedral data.

This enables new innovations across the manufacturing process, including product design, importing data, model healing and modification, customization, support definition, slicing, , finishing, simulation, and analysis. A growing number of solution providers rely on 3D software development toolkits from Spatial to build applications that differentiate their product offerings. 

This revolution in manufacturing, with new capabilities to realize complex designs, demands software purpose-built for additive manufacturing data and workflows.  The leaders of this industry revolution rely on the industry-leading precise modeling kernels that Spatial has been innovating for 30 years. Loading, designing, editing, file healing & file repair, and managing the lifecycle of a 3D model for printing are critical steps, and with increased production volumes and complexity, maintaining high quality through automation is paramount.

Spatial's solution is able to optimize this workflow and allow for seamless translation from precise and polygonal models to the printer’s machine code, and ultimately the final product, while maintaining data integrity throughout the 3D model’s lifecycle.

3D Printing CAD Software: Spatial SDK Benefits

  • Spatial develops both the 3D modeler and interoperability together. We are the only provider developing the multiple core technologies needed for additive manufacturing applications providing more robust support of the critical workflows.
  • We are pioneering the technologies required to enable the manufacturing 4.0 revolution, such as our Hybrid modeling solution that delivers innovative modeling flexibility where customization and design freedom are paramount. 
  • Manufacturing depends on the model.  As the 3D modeling experts, no other solution consistently delivers higher quality imported models.
  • Partnering with Spatial gives you complete control of your schedule and intellectual property (IP)
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Why OEMs Should Choose Spatial Solutions:

Hardware manufacturers are facing increasing pressure on their margins, and OEMs supplying to the additive manufacturing equipment are no different. One method to increase equipment margin is through differentiation by providing more to your customers than the competition. A significant way differentiation can be achieved is to move from relying on third-party software to providing a bundled software solution tailored to your product offering.

Why ISVs Should Choose Spatial Solutions:

Developers of third-party software targeting the additive manufacturing industry face similar needs to OEMs: having to drive market differentiation and improve time to market. But they have an added requirement to make a compelling value proposition solely in the software application without relying on the differentiating features of a proprietary machine.

Case Studies, eBooks, and White Papers:

Healing as an Essential Function_

Healing as an Essential Function: Preserving Design Intent in 3D Models

Learn why healing of 3D models is required, what actions 3D InterOp performs prior to healing, and details of the healing process.

eBook – Healing as an Essential Function: Preserving Design Intent in 3D Models

Case Study - Renishaw

Renishaw Case Study

While .STL files have historically been the standard used by the industry, it is well known that this format can causes issues, typically with broken STLs that need healing, or with low triangle density impacting print quality. A far better approach is to work on the original native geometry, preserving the original design intent of the model. By integrating Spatial SDKs into QuantAM 2017, Renisahw will continue to enable users to build part right the first time.

Download the Renishaw Case Study

The Benefits of Using SDK Technology

The Benefits of Using SDK Technologies

Software development toolkits (SDKs) are now used by almost every CAD/CAM vendor in one form or another. Popular applications included 3D geometric modeling, data translation,  visualization, toolpath generation and simulation.

Why are SDKs so popular in the CAD/CAM industry? This white paper takes a look at SDK technology, the benefits and return on investment.

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Additive Manufacturing_ Top 5 Ways to Increase Revenue and Margins

Additive Manufacturing - Top 5 Ways to Increase Revenue and Margins

This eBook explores the various scenarios for Additive Manufacturing OEMS to offer a complete solution, and the impact each has on revenue and margins.

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“Our collaboration with Spatial now allows us to not only perform high-quality healing on STL files but, more importantly, to import various CAD formats directly.”

Stephen Anderson
Director of Group Software at Renishaw



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