Powder Bed Fusion Software

Aug. 25, 2020

DP Technology, the parent company of the ESPRIT CAM system, is enhancing its support of additive manufacturing processes with software specifically for the powder bed fusion market. Called ESPRIT Additive for Powder Bed, the program comes as an add-in application for SolidWorks—a CAD program.


Within 3D printing, powder bed fusion represents a specialized technique in which a heat source (often, but not always, a laser beam) melts and fuses raw, powdered material together to create a 3-D object.


ESPRIT Additive for Powder Bed Fusion is compatible with any file supported by SolidWorks. One standout feature of the software is the patented Part-to-Build When preparing a part for manufacturing, the program automatically assigns exposure strategies based on simple inputs from the user.


ESPRIT Additive for Powder Bed Fusion also introduces a slicer that boasts unparalleled accuracy thanks to a parametric workflow model. Once the part is ready to slice, it may be imported to the job environment as many times as needed.