Time estimation as your object 3D prints

David BoströmSoftware

Have you ever stood in a queue without knowing how long you’d have to wait your turn? We all know how frustrating that uncertainty can be, especially when you have pressing deadlines. With the latest update for Wematter’s Deep Space software, we’re leaving that uncertainty behind thanks to our new time estimation feature!

Wematter added a new function that calculates the time needed for your print jobs in its latest software update. Deep Space makes these calculations when you upload models to the program. It then updates the estimate with each change that you make to the print. The software runs this function based on the current build volume and the speed of your 3D printer’s laser. The software then rounds the estimate off to the closest number of hours.

A height meter has been added to the build scene to make it easier to determine the size of your current build volume. Lines on this scale indicate the current height of the volume, and next to this line is the time estimate for the print job.

In the Deep Space software a height indicator in shown which the time estimation is based on

Deep Space shows the height of the current build volume.

Packing density warning

If you place too many models on the scene in relation to the current build volume, Deep Space will now warn you of the problem. The warning appears as a yellow triangle symbol next to the job time estimate, and it activates when the packing density exceeds a given percentage of the current build volume.

This new annunciator makes sure that the user is aware of the negative effects created by the placement of their models in the build chamber. When you place two or more objects too close to each other, thermal effects will influence their mechanical and geometric properties.

A warning symbol is displayed when the packing density exceeds a given percentage of the current build volume.