Formnext 2023 in Frankfurt marks the turning point for users of metal 3D printing: AMSIS is presenting Genesis 4, a state-of-the-art build preparation and simulation software designed specifically for powder bed-based laser melting. With the aim of reducing production costs by 10 to 30 percent, Genesis 4 is aimed at system operators and end users alike and promises improved exposure quality with reduced support costs.
Vasily Ploshikhin, Managing Director of AMSIS: “Optimized thermal management increases the process stability of the 3D part build. With Genesis 4, end users can significantly increase the performance of their existing systems and print higher quality parts either completely support-free or with minimal support.”
This simulation-based approach eliminates the need for manual adjustments and significantly improves process stability and reproducibility. The software also opens up the possibility of minimizing support structures, which not only saves material costs but also reduces post-processing work.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Vasily Ploshikhin, Managing Director of AMSIS: “Thermal simulation in seconds to identify the overheated zones and a simulation-based reduction of the energy input in these critical zones with Genesis 4 enable support-minimizing exposure with all conventional exposure patterns. This support-minimizing strategy works even more efficiently when using innovative 3DF hexagonal exposure patterns from Genesis.”
Genesis 4 is available in two versions: Classic for standard job preparation applications and Innovative, which additionally includes simulation-based functionalities. Support for native machine formats from renowned manufacturers such as Aconity3D, DMG MORI, EOS and SLM Solutions is already integrated.
The modular structure of Genesis ensures seamless integration into existing plant software, allowing plant manufacturers to add thermal simulation and energy-adaptive control to their technology. This flexibility promises fast and cost-effective implementation of new support-reducing technologies.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Vasily Ploshikhin, Managing Director of AMSIS: “Genesis 4 was designed to increase the application potential of existing AM systems in the direction of support-minimizing technology. The user not only gets a solid tool for construction job preparation, but also the opportunity to save construction time and post-processing costs by significantly reducing material support structures.”
In addition to conventional exposure patterns, Genesis 4 with innovative 3DF exposure patterns enables more efficient adjustment of exposure vectors to complex geometries, reducing the risk of collisions with the coater and resulting in improved surface finish.
The use of Genesis 4 is not limited to the reduction of support structures, but also helps to prevent unwanted porosity and minimize build-up in loose powder. The software thus offers a holistic approach for more efficient, higher quality and more economical production in 3D printing.