Dyndrite Unveils New GPU-Powered, Python-scriptable, Additive Manufacturing Build Processor
November 18, 2019 – Formnext Hall 12.1 Booth G131, Frankfurt — Dyndrite™ Corporation (pronounced ‘Den-drite’), the world leader in high performance additive manufacturing software, today unveiled its state of the art Additive Manufacturing Toolkit (AMT) and accelerated production preparation build processor for 3D Printing. Poised to disrupt a market long-dominated by only a few players, the company also announced the “Magic Amnesty Program”, a limited-time offer for premier metal and industrial plastic additive users.
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Built upon the company’s Accelerated Computation Engine (ACE), a first of its kind GPU-powered geometry kernel, AMT provides powerful manufacturing `oriented features. Capabilities include native CAD file import for maximum quality of 3D-printed output, as well as an integrated Python application programming interface (API) for customizable scripting of interactive, automated workflows.
Today’s additive customers are pushing the boundaries of manufacturing to improve efficiency, production throughput and quality. Unfortunately, users have had to rely upon legacy file formats, software applications and incomplete vertical solutions that fall short of meeting the growing design, data and scaled production needs of market leaders.
Dyndrite’s ACE geometry kernel and AMT build processor were designed from the ground up using a ‘First Principles’ approach, leveraging modern methodologies and technologies to meet the requirements of production oriented customers in the aerospace, medical, automotive, energy and service bureau markets. Dyndrite enables users to manage terabytes of manufacturing data, print higher-order geometries such as splines and dynamically adjust parts in-situ to increase both throughput and quality. In addition, Dyndrite empowers hardware OEMs, and software developers to build next-generation, intelligent devices and applications.
The Dyndrite architecture is a horizontal, scalable solution that provides a new foundation for software developers seeking to drive value across the varied and growing list of 3D printer manufacturers. Applications include improved Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Product Data Management (PDM) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), topology optimization, simulation, and other predictive printing technologies that inform users of the ‘printability’ of objects before and during production.
Users can expect the following capabilities:
- Multi-threaded CPU/GPU performance that reduces compute time from hours to seconds;
- Hybrid geometry kernel capable of hosting any geometry type without demoting to lower quality triangles;
- Ability to prepare files for any vector or raster 3D print process including Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Selective Laser Melting (SLM) and Binder Jetting;
- Ability to directly output spline data to devices that support it (currently in OEM testing);
- Ability to handle massive datasets beyond 225M STLs (>10GB verified,);
- Accelerated lattice and support generation, reducing hours of processing to minutes;
- Flexible part labeling while retaining original geometry;
- Streamlined User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) which greatly simplifies build prep process;
- Python interface for scripting workflow, including interactive applications; leveraging both a graphical user interface (GUI) and Python scripting interface;
- Ability to “Save as Python”, enabling non-technical, non-Python users to work in the GUI and easily produce Python code that can be “rerun” by anyone, reproducing workflows previously created within the GUI.
Dyndrite is focused on five (5) key market segments: aerospace, automotive, energy, medical and service bureau. ACE and AMT are available for independent software vendor (ISV) or original equipment manufacturers( OEMs) to white label. The company also works directly with OEMs to take advantage and extend the unique characteristics of their printer hardware.
Companies can save significant money by taking advantage of the “Magic Amnesty Program”. For a limited time, if a company has purchased any other legacy build processor, Dyndrite will provide seats to match internal team users. The Magic Amnesty Program ends midnight on April 10, 2020.
In a separate release, Dyndrite also announced today the inclusion of simulation and topology optimization pioneers Ansys® and Altair®, along with 3D Printing Pioneers; 3DSystems™, SLM®, and ExOne™ as the newest members of the company’s Developer Council. This is a select group of ISVs and OEMs chartered with steering the future development of the Dyndrite roadmap.
“The Dyndrite Accelerated Computation Engine is a genuine paradigm shift and promises to do for 3D printing what Adobe® and PostScript® did for 2D printing in the 1980s,” said Harshil Goel, founder and CEO of Dyndrite. “2D printing technology went from low-quality bitmaps to smooth splines, something that was only possible thanks to PostScript. We intend to set off a similar revolution – 3D printers powered by the Dyndrite ACE will totally reshape the productivity of design and manufacturing as we have known them. The ambitions of additive users such as those in aerospace deserve more than ‘business as usual’ and we have delivered that for partners and customers through the best possible tech.”
“HP® is the world leader across all printing technologies, and our Multi Jet Fusion and HP Metal Jet solutions lead the additive industry with their innovation, speed and technical excellence,” said Ryan Palmer, SVP and Global Head of Software and Data, 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing at HP. “We have closely evaluated Dyndrite’s technology platform and are very excited to see its potential for customer workflow/throughput enhancements. We are looking forward to collaborating with Dyndrite in 2020.”
“Altair is a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data intelligence. We have been a leading provider of enterprise-class engineering software since 1985, with a world-class reputation for delivering results for our customers – and they are developing the most demanding applications in the industry,” said Ravi Kunju, Senior VP of Business Development & Strategy – Simulation-Driven Design at Altair. “When you are working with more than 5,000 clients leading the way in design for automotive, aerospace, electronics, government and defense, you had better deliver and we are exploring Dyndrite as a promising component technology, by being part of the developer counsel.”
“ANSYS is the undisputed global leader in engineering simulation – our software’s DNA is literally encoded to deliver precision and accuracy to the nth degree,” said Dr. Brent Strucker, Director of Additive Manufacturing at ANSYS. “As the newest member of the Dyndrite Developer Council, there is no question that we wanted a ‘seat at the table’ to help Dyndrite work flawlessly within our own software ecosystem. Their solution is suitably fantastic and we are looking forward to being part of this amazing group of companies.”