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What’s New in Solid Edge 2020: Additive Manufacturing

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It's finally here. Solid Edge 2020 offers advanced additive manufacturing processes and tools to ensure 3D printed parts are created right the first time. Features from print bed orientation to physical thread creation make Solid Edge the perfect way to manufacture parts using generative design, such as in the bracket design example below.


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Solid Edge Additive Manufacturing provides users with a clear picture of the support material you need for a part. Solid Edge allows you to visualize, identify, and isolate parts that will present issues for 3D printing, and to resolve those issues early in the design process. 3MF and STL formats are supported for final 3D printing, and Solid Edge gives you full control over the resolution of the output.

 

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From start to finish, Solid Edge streamlines access to the additive manufacturing processes and tools needed to make your designs a reality. Watch and share the video to learn more about the latest updates to our additive manufacturing solution in Solid Edge 2020.

 

That's it for now. Stay tuned for more Solid Edge 2020 news.

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Siemens Valued Contributor

Hey Solid Edge Community!

 

Questions:

1. What do you think of the new capabilities for Additive Manufacturing (AM) in Solid Edge 2020?

2. Where are you at in the AM journey?

3. What else would you like to see in Solid Edge to support AM?

 

Jim Wright

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1. What do you think of the new capabilities for Additive Manufacturing (AM) in Solid Edge 2020?

      AutoMAGIC Threads!   practical or just cool, yet to be determined.

 

2. Where are you at in the AM journey?

      Well on our way... now incorporating Generative Design more intensionally.

 

3. What else would you like to see in Solid Edge to support AM?

      1.) "Internal Etching" - do not cure material in a region, with a cured region over top...  so you can "etch" a PN or other info "into" AM part during printing. (intentional internal void w/ construction material embedded in place)

     2.)  "Auto Splice" options:  For parts larger than your Print area - define AM Max volume...  then let software help recommend where, and more importantly, help create joining features.   (nested slots, Male/Female tabs, inverse lips, Pocket/Pin, etc...) AM 2 halves separately then join together to create the single part.

 

Siemens Valued Contributor

"Auto Splice" sounds awesome!  Implementation might be a bit difficult, though.  Aare you aware of anybody out there doing that?

 

Jim Wright