AM-Studio for Creo®

Seamlessly integrated into the customary interface of PTC Creo®, AM-Studio for Creo® combines all the advantages of PTC systems with the advantages of additive manufacturing.

Key Benefits

AM-Studio for Creo®

The requirements for product development are higher than ever. The themes of lightweight construction, resource consumption and unit price demand intelligent geometry. By using additive manufacturing, topology-optimized components can be manufactured because they, in contrast to conventional manufacturing processes, enable maximum design possibilities.

AM-Studio for Creo® is an innovative all-in-one solution for PTC Creo® (beginning with version Creo® 3.0). Analysis, support geometry generation, slicing and hatching as well as additional processes in additive manufacturing have been combined with the functional diversity of PTC Creo®. Above all, with regards to post-processing procedures such as quality assurance, milling with Creo® CAM or measuring with Creo® CMM, this well-conceived combination offers the decisive additive advantage.

Constantly-Updated Support Geometry

  • Clear aggregation of regions to be supported
  • Easy support for individual divisions or entire components
  • Novel, metal-optimized Tree and AdaptiveCell support services
  • Up to 40 % of time, volume and material savings
  • Automated recalculation of support geometry after changes in geometry or the position of the component
  • Completely parametrizable support geometry
  • Simplified post-processing
  • Pre-defined templates for partially-automated support geometry generation
  • Additional templates for support strategies are freely-definable

Visualization of all slices

  • Fully-automated generation of machine control data via our Additive.Core module
  • High speed and low-resource consumption
  • Large number of slicing parameters and configuration settings
  • Depiction and validation of individual slices in PTC Creo®

Best Orientation

Determination of the ideal orientation in the sense of

  • Construction time
  • Required but minimal support geometry
  • Thermal warping to be expected
  • Surface finish quality to be expected

High-Performing and Resource-Saving

  • Significant speed advantages with lower requirements for computing power – particularly for highly-complex parts by our Additive.Core module
  • Time and thus cost savings due to the optimized support geometry

User-Friendly and Intuitive

  • Easy determination of the best component orientation with regards to construction time, quality, support structure, warping tendency, etc. via OrientationMaps
  • Continuous workflow

Flexible and Adaptable

  • Communication with all technologies of the additive manufacturing possible
  • Optimized for the metal-based SLM process – other materials and processes possible upon request

Practical and Process-Oriented

  • Everything in one software environment – works on a standard data model, optimizes the data preparation process
  • Changes are adaptively incorporated for the further data preparation process

THE DESIGN PROCESS

IN 8 STEPS

01

Import of components to be manufactured and selection of desired machine

02

Choice of appropriate palette configuration of your AM-LOCK system*

03

Determination of the optimal position for your component via OrientationMaps

04

Aggregation of all surfaces to be supported to support regions and assignment with support structures

05

Choice of the ideal support types outside of common support geometries as well as special support types

06

Verification of created slices within the Slice Viewer

07

Documentation and export of data into required and supported formats

08

8. Post-processing* using Creo®-specific software solutions

* Post-processing of manufactured parts can be easily integrated into the 3D-printing process through Hirtisation® combined with the AM-LOCK system.