A whole new software for the 3D-printer Gravity that takes SLS-technology to the office environment and makes additive manufacturing more user-friendly than ever for product developers and engineers
Wematter’s revolutionary SLS-printer gets new software with Deep Space 2.0. This increases productivity in a variety of ways for designers, hospitals, orthopedics and production technicians who want to take their CAD-models to the prototype stage or final production.
Wematter has for some time recruited the foremost talents in areas such as 3D-programming, web development and algorithm development. The team strengthened itself with the skills of people who have previously worked at Microsoft, aerospace and defence company Saab as well as Veoneer, a leader in autonomous vehicle technology. Startup-company Wematter has always strived to attract pioneers who want to work at the forefront in their field and contribute to creating reliable technology that drives development forward. That’s why with pride they can now present Deep Space with a new look and functionality, ready to be released to all on-site customers in mid-June.
“We are now part of the paradigm shift towards the Internet of Things and our latest update in the cloud enables a continuous stream of upgrades that increase customer value in our service without the user having to do anything”, says Robert Kniola, Founder and President Who Matter
The focus in the new program has been partly on user-friendliness. For instance in the form of graphical components that show ongoing status in the system. But also on technical functionality that will help engineers to manipulate CAD-models and create as optimal conditions for their 3D-printing as possible.
“Hardware is no longer static but is dynamically adapted to constantly improve. We believe so strongly in this area that half of our workforce today consists of software developers, which makes Wematter unique”, continues Robert Kniola
Part of the work behind the new platform is also based on creating a technical foundation with a modular structure for the program code. Because of this, it will be faster to further develop the system to refine existing features. Furthermore, adding additional functionality can be done in a scalable way as customer needs change. A customer starts with one Gravity, and then grows into a larger fleet of machines in multiple locations. However, they can control all their 3D-printers from the same interface with a single login.
“In addition to the visible improvements we have been working a lot under the hood. The new release is the first on a completely new cloud platform that will enable unique functionality going forward. We are really excited by the potential of the new platform”, explains Olof Kraigher, Head of Software Matters
Some of the new features in the new Deep Space
- Ability to go back or redo multiple actions if something went wrong
- Possibility to upload multiple files simultaneously while performing other actions
- Ability to clear their 3D-scene in order to quickly start over
- Option to show or hide certain elements to get a cleaner workspace
- Extended functions in the 3D-scene rotation tool. (You can move and rotate models around their axis, planes or freely in space)
- Improved 3D-scene graphics (walls fade in or out depending on the angle to make it easier to see all models)
- Improved menu for 3D-objects (clearer hierarchy for duplicate models)
- Notification Center that provides notifications of important events (the center also sales notice history for later viewing or troubleshooting)
- Built as Single Page Application. (This prevents the application from requiring new page loads as the user navigates between different sections)
- Menu that makes it easy to switch between the users different 3D-printers
- Status bar that always shows the current 3D-printer state with color coding
Below is short demo of the build scene in the program.
Wematter is a Swedish manufacturer that makes advanced SLS 3D printing technology available to companies looking to accelerate their product development and additive manufacturing. Wematter also develops its own suite of cutting-edge 3D-printing software. This application makes it easier for designers, engineers and manufacturers to use SLS 3D printing for the next generation of products.
With Wematters DNA, the focus is on the user experience, simplicity, durability and performance. This makes Wematter attractive to top customers such as Siemens, Volvo and Husqvarna. The company was founded by mechanical engineers who worked with SLS, SLA, FDM 3D printers and also injection molding and CNC milling. Since its founding in 2014, Wematter has delivered 3D printers and 3D prints to car manufacturers, hospitals and aerospace factories.