Frequently asked questions
Here you can find answers to some of our most asked questions. If you still can't find an answer, please send us an email.
We provide you with a simple .xlsx (Excel) or .csv-template and instructions for our top-down approach. Alternatively, you can also start the process by uploading single CAD-files for our bottom-up approach.
All relevant industrial AM processes including selective laser sintering (SLS), selective laser melting (SLM), fused deposition modelling (FDM), directed energy deposition (DED), metal binder jetting (BJ), multi jet fusion (MJF), stereolithography (SLA), digital light processing (DLP), indirect AM via sand casting and investment casting encompassing 25 manufacturers, hundreds of AM systems and material types.
No. We have developed a new approach, which allows us to bypass CAD files completely and, at the same time, maintaining the analysis accuracy. However, some technical analysis steps benefit from the visualization of detailed design features.
The software itself requires .stl (standard tessellation language) or .stp (STEP) files as an input. We provide numerous other CAD file conversions including .prt, .iges, and .3mf to .stl or .stp together with our software partners.
All data stays with you, we do not collect any customer data. Our software is hosted on AWS.
Many of our calculations are based on machine learning. All algorithms are tested and verified systematically before being applied in our software.
Our supply chain management analysis is done rapidly, approx. 10k stock keeping units (SKUs) within 30 seconds. The full process workflow analysis takes about 3 minutes for 100 SKUs, which allows the analysis of up to 50k SKUs a day (running on an average PC).