The Canadian company Metafold has unveiled the latest version of its cloud-based platform for Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM). The software is intended to support engineers in designing for additive manufacturing.
According to Metafold, the platform’s innovations include a simulation of pressure loads, the automatic adaptation of lattice structures to given shapes and improvements to the user interface and API. The integration of print simulation should enable users to accurately predict the performance of their designs without having to make multiple test prints or export the data to other programs.
According to Metafold, the simulation works with “one click”. Customers of the free version can run three simulations per month, Pro users 10, Team users 100 and Enterprise customers an unlimited number.
Also useful are the new functions for conformal mapping, with which grid structures can be automatically adapted to a given contour. Other new features include template workflows, additional import/export formats and clearer management of projects and designs. The provision of future features is also said to have been accelerated by a revised software architecture