FRANKFURT, November 15, 2022, Formnext — Novanta, premier global supplier of laser photonics, precision motion control, and vision technologies for advanced industrial OEMs; including additive manufacturing applications and Dyndrite™, providers of the GPU-accelerated computation engine used to create next-generation digital manufacturing hardware and software, announced a collaboration in support of Novanta’s Firefly 3D and Lightning™ II laser beam steering solutions. The companies will collaborate on a proof-of-concept that will allow Dyndrite software to directly generate low-level scanning trajectories for Novanta hardware. This provides users of Dyndrite Additive CAM software the ability to generate very fine resolution scanner trajectories which makes full use of the advanced functions and underlying power of the laser scanner hardware.
Novanta’s high precision scanning solutions, used in a wide-variety of laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) machines, are often not fully utilized by standard trajectory strategies. Novanta scanning solutions are often capable of being operated at much higher levels of performance with a wider range of scan strategies than often made available to the open market today.
Engineered as an enclosed, compact solution to enable multi headed machine architectures with up to 100% overlap, Firefly 3D is the ideal solution for today’s serial production high throughput additive manufacturing machines. Incorporated within the design are features to simplify installation and operation including features such as precise monitoring of the additive manufacturing process and synchronized process and motion data.
“High performance scanners such as Novanta’s Firefly 3D and Lightning™ II are designed with smart technology to predict their own capabilities and limits”, said Simon Matthias, Technical Business Development Manager, Novanta. “This informs the controlling hardware how best they can be driven to allow full use of the scanners’ complete bandwidth. We’ve seen what is possible from a materials and process standpoint with Dyndrite, and knew working with them would unlock the full potential of our scanners.”
Parameter and scanning pattern development is a massive undertaking when qualifying new materials and machines. For this reason, often there is a conservatism that leads users, developers of machines, and the software that drive them, to stay within traditional approaches, relying upon standardized scanning patterns such as checkerboard or similar hatch-based approaches. The result is often a reduction in efficiency and the missed potential of realizing improvements in material microstructures.
Dyndrite aims to disrupt this traditional model of parameter development by providing unprecedented software power, freedom and control over the scanner. These controls and algorithms can leverage the power of the underlying hardware to deliver more efficient, less costly machine design and better process interactions which can lead to better material properties and accelerated build rate.
“Dyndrite was formed as we saw that the manufacturing hardware had outpaced the software,” said Harshil Goel, CEO, Dyndrite. “Our work with Novanta is one step closer to reversing this industry stifling trend. We look forward to working with the Novanta team and showcasing the combined power of our solutions”
Dyndrite provides an Application Development Kit (ADK) that enables the creation of powerful next generation additive CAM solutions for a variety of AM processes. The company also today announced the release of a new Materials and Process Development for LPBF software solution based on this ADK. The company aims to continually work with machine component providers to offer tighter laser controls in its software portfolio.
Please stop by the Dyndrite or Novanta booths to learn more:
Dyndrite Hall # 11.0 Booth # C61
Novanta Hall # 12.0 Booth E08.
Novanta is a trusted technology partner to OEMs in the medical and advanced industrial technology markets, with deep proprietary expertise in photonics, vision, and precision motion technologies. For more information on their laser processing solutions, visit www.novantaphotonics.com. For more information on Firefly 3D, visit https://novantaphotonics.com/product/firefly-3d/.
Dyndrite’s mission is to fundamentally affect how geometry is created, transformed and transmitted on a computer. Dyndrite’s Application Development Kit (ADK), gives hardware and software companies the power, freedom and control necessary to deliver on the potential of digital manufacturing. For more information visit: www.dyndrite.com.
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