Metal Additive Manufacturing: A Flawed Process
Being able to translate a well designed part into a successfully printed part is not easy. Thermal distortion is the main issue hampering successful first prints in metal additive and the two key contributors to thermal distortion are; part orientation and support structure integrity. Finding the proper part orientation and supporting it adequately, however, is more “black art” than science today. The few designers that have some knowledge of “the black art” are left with a trial and error process using expensive, one-size-fits-most simulation and orientation tools. Not only does the trial and error process cost time, money and material, it still yields a 40% failure rate for first print runs! The problem is only expected to get worse, as those with knowledge of the “black art” become more and more scarce as companies continue to expand their metal additive practices. A purpose built solution, specifically designed for the metal additive space is needed!
Scientifically SOLVING the issue . . . Not Merely Simulating Options . . .
Users are used to expensive simulation tools which allow them to model their “best guess” orientation and support structure designs. They want to evaluate tools based on how well they simulate builds, how feature rich they are at allowing the user to continue to refine their designs etc., but SunataTM is different. SunataTM ANSWERS the optimal orientation and support structure question for the user! SunataTM allows users to turn their designs into successful prints, the first time, every time! Users will appreciate the ability to download their designs directly into SunataTM and receive the optimal orientation and associated support structures, automatically. No expensive simulation and orientation tools. No guessing. No trial and error. Simply import the .STL CAD file directly, and SunataTM does the rest!
SunataTM ‘s Thermal Circuit Network: FEA Accuracy Without the Delays
Sunata’sTM accuracy and speed comes from its patent pending Thermal Circuit Network (TCN.) The TCN scientifically parses the print design into thermally similar layers, which are then grouped into thermally similar segments. The TCN applies its thermal modeling algorithm to arrive at the optimal orientation and support structure for that design. Simulation and orientation solutions allow users to “guess” at the optimal orientation and/or support structures and then simulate that particular “guessed” solution, but they do NOT identify the optimal orientation and support structures for the user. SunataTM scientifically determines optimal orientation and support structure to yield a successful print . . . the first time . . . every time . . . guaranteed!
. . . But is it Secure?
Atlas 3D has worked with some of the most security conscience customers in the world including government agencies and those with specific ITAR or compliance requirements. While the standard Amazon Web Services security portfolio is considered world class by most organizations, Atlas offers additional security precautions, at an additional cost for the most sensitive customers. We offer our service hosted in the Amazon Web Services GovCloud (United States).
· AWS GovCloud is audited by an accredited FedRAMP 3rd party assessor
· AWS GovCloud has been issued a FedRAMP High Joint Authorization Board Provisional Authority-to-Operate.
If this proven, tested and audited secure cloud solutions does not meet an organization’s policies, Atlas can provide a local
instance of its software.