Prospector software operates under Windows NT and allows electronic development of the entire moldmaking process. Built-in "Wizards" guide operators through the tool and cutter path selection. In addition, Prospector generates "bulletproof" cutter paths by alerting operators to potential violations or design flaws created by off-line CAD/CAM systems. The software also features a Remaining Stock Model feature. Brochure explains how Prospector helps machinists on the shop floor make decisions based on conditions that may not have been apparent in the CAM room.
The company says it anticipates high-definition video for home security and other uses will be the next mature technology integrated into the IoT domain, hence the introduction of its MatrixCam devkit.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
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