April 27, 2023
Stratasys Ltd. has launched its new GrabCAD Print Pro software, with integrated quality assurance functionality from Riven, a recent Stratasys acquisition. GrabCAD Print software manages the print preparation process for Stratasys 3D printers.
The new Pro version is designed for manufacturers who need to produce end use parts and move to production-scale volumes. It is specifically designed to improve printed-part accuracy, reduce waste, and shorten time to part. The software is expected to be available beginning May 16 for customers using Stratasys printers based on SAF and FDM technologies.
GrabCAD Print Pro software includes all the features of GrabCAD Print standard. Its capabilities create opportunity for large-scale additive manufacturing with system controls, reduced production time and enhanced workflows. Following are features of the software:
- Warp Additive Model (WAMTM) automatic warp correction to ensure part accuracy through 3D scanning and warp correction
- Ability to develop standardized manufacturing templates allowing customers to prepare builds quickly
- Improved per-part cost estimation, with reduction in time estimating multi-customer trays
- Label generation, including coding, serialization and placement for SAF
- 3D Array to arrange parts on the Z axis, allowing stacking of parts, to reduce build times and increase throughput
- Integration with qualified partner plug-ins
“We are proud to deliver the best-in-class print preparation software package that reflects additive manufacturing’s expanding role on the factory floor,” says Rich Garrity, chief industrial business officer for Stratasys. “Our customers are increasingly expanding 3D printing implementation beyond prototyping to end-use parts production at scale, where consistent quality and process efficiency are truly essential. This new next-generation software is designed to help them achieve their current and future business goals and allow them to significantly, and rapidly scale up their additive manufacturing capabilities.”
For the first time, GrabCAD Print Pro also features third-party partner plug-ins, with initial plug-in partners to include AlphaSTAR and Castor. AlphaSTAR provides toolpath-driven analysis and quality assessment of print parameters and toolpaths, as well as thermal process simulation to help improve design cycles and produce higher quality parts with less iteration. Castor’s decision-support software automatically analyzes thousands of parts at once to identify opportunities for additive manufacturing.
“The integration with GrabCAD Print Pro enables us to offer greater value to our customers,” says Omer Blaier, co-founder, and CEO of Castor. “Through this partnership, we enable more manufacturers to seamlessly incorporate Castor into their design and production platforms, thus identify additive manufacturing opportunities more easily.”
GrabCAD Print Pro is an annual per-user subscription licensed product and will include optional monthly updates with additional features. Multi-user discounts are available. For more information, visit the GrabCAD landing page or AlphaSTAR and Castor for more information on their plug-ins.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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