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Additive Flow to showcase its production engineering software at Formnext 2022

Additive Flow announced it will be at Formnext this year, exhibiting its production engineering software. The Additive Flow team will welcome all visitors to Stand D58 in Hall 11.0 and demonstrate how its platform delivers cost, time and quality efficiencies for metal additive manufacturing (AM) applications.

To understand Additive Flow’s software in terms of its capabilities and purpose, it is essential first to understand what it is not. Additive Flow is NOT just design software. Additive Flow is NOT just design optimisation software. Additive Flow is NOT just workflow software.

Additive Flow uniquely offers the ability to optimise build parameters within approved CAD geometries to dramatically reduce cost, while improving productivity, reliability and repeatability. Additive Flow’s platform allocates the optimum build parameters at every location within the final model to achieve the desired objectives of each particular case. It leverages simultaneous, multi-scale optimisation encompassing material, manufacturing, and quality so AM can be deployed for cost-effective serial production.

Alexander Pluke, CEO at Additive Flow explains, “Additive Flow exists to address common, unresolved challenges experienced across the production workflow for AM applications. Our software operates after the CAD stage and hands over to CAM, handling siloed data to integrate and improve production processes for AM in record times with validated outcomes.”

Many AM teams are weighed down by excessive information and yet feel they lack data to make the best decisions. Additive Flow addresses this while accelerating the workflow and improving production outcomes. Moreover, by working with world-class teams and facilities at National Physics Laboratory and companies such as EOS, Autodesk and Airbus, Additive Flow has demonstrated its full capabilities in commercial projects where benefits include:

• increased production speeds (up to 200%)
• a reduction in porosity (41.3%)
• reduced cost per part (up to 35.75%)
• a reduction of workflow development times (from 80 hours down to 10 minutes)
• increased computing speeds (2000x)
• thermal compliance
• zero non-conformance (from 44% non-conformance).

Pluke concludes, “We really can’t wait to welcome people on to our stand at Formnext this year. Our headline metrics are impressive, and we can show anyone that visits our stand how they were achieved or independently validated. Parts and comprehensive case studies will be available to view to enable them to understand the power of our production engineering approach, which is available as software or services.”

During Formnext, Additive Flow will host open access seminar sessions, where guest speakers — including from Autodesk, ZEISS, and Airbus — will join the team at their stand to share how the Additive Flow platform helped achieve their goals.

Visitors and editors are invited to book a one-to-one meeting with a member of the Additive Flow team to find out more during the show.

For more information, please visit www.additiveflow.com.

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