PBF Software

PBF Software

Software for additive manufacturing

Manufacturing preparation, simulation, in-process control, traceability… AddUp offers a complete suite of software to reap the full potential of FormUp machines.

AddUp Manager™, manufacturing preparation software

With AddUp Manager manufacturing preparation software, take control of all machine parameters. Whether you are looking for maximum productivity, metallurgical or geometric quality, or whether you want to develop a recipe for a new material, AddUp Manager gives you complete freedom in your machine adjustment choices.

  • More than 250 variables and parameters that can be modified
  • Creation of custom melting strategies
  • Ultra fast trajectory generation engine
  • Ergonomic and intuitive interface, visualization of laser trajectories
  • Compatibility with most CAD software: Catia, NX, Pro/E, Inventor, Solidworks, etc.
  • Creation of plans of experiments
  • Automatic marking of parts and platforms

AddUp Dashboards, in-process monitoring software

AddUp Dashboards is the monitoring software that comes as an option with AddUp machines. It collects all production data in real time and presents it as dashboards tailored to the needs of different users.

Fully configurable, capable of emitting different alarms, AddUp Dashboards will help you improve the efficiency of your manufacturing, conduct analysis in case of defects on a part, and monitor a workshop composed of several machines.

Recoating Monitoring

The layering phase is a key step in the metal parts production based on L-PBF technology. Any defects can cause melting problems or lead to a production interruption.

One of the key elements in the Monitoring AddUp offer is the analysis of the quality of the layering which can proactively corrects faults during production.
Operating on a closed loop principle, this analysis during production checks the homogeneity of the powder bed, revealing the possible presence of deposits or lack of powder. The algorithms developed by AddUp allow users to assign a score and trigger a correction sequence when necessary.

Melting Monitoring

FormUp 350 New Generation’s monitoring capabilities are impressive! The most advanced solution in AddUp’s Monitoring Suite provides visibility of printing execution at the microscopic scale. Several parameters are measured at very high frequency, such as the position of the laser spot, the power actually delivered and the emissivity of the melt pool. This data is available in real time.

This system makes it possible to characterize any defects without destroying the part, which is beneficial for unique one-off builds. And in the case of mass production, it can be used to create a footprint to serve as a point of comparison for all future production builds.

Distortion Simulation AddOn

Parameter optimization is a fundamental step in the additive manufacturing process. Improve efficiency and responsiveness with Distortion Simulation AddOn, a software that simulates production-induced distortions. Distortion Simulation AddOn is aimed at a wide range of users and allows you to focus on harnessing the potential of FormUp machines

Distortion Simulation AddOn helps you anticipate all distortions at different stages of production: during printing, during platform release, and during platform cutting. Finally, this module is able to modify the geometry of your parts to help you produce good parts right from the first time.