DeskArtes Recent News

December 2019

New 3D Locator and AM Expert products at EIT Digital OEDIPUS Smart Industry Event in Paris

DeskArtes Managing Director Ismo Mäkelä was presenting new 3D Locator and AM Expert products at EIT Digital OEDIPUS Smart Industry Event in Paris, 28th of Nov. 2019, together with Dr. Sergei Chekurov, Aalto University. The event was organized in the premises of CEA, Paris-Sacaly.


November 2019

How to improve car component logistics and assembly?

DeskArtes 3D Locator software is a tool for improved car component logistics and assembly line operations. 3D Locators enable more efficient component packing (up to 70% less air) for oversea transportation as well as more efficient assembly line operations at the plant with robots, grippers and automatically guided vehicles. The video shows the grey contoured 3D Locator plates in action at CRF test plant in Melfi, allowing accurate picking and positioning of car parts. 3D Locator software and process was developed in co-operation with CRF, Aalto University and DeskArtes during the years 2018 – 2019 as part of EIT Digital OEDIPUS project framework. DeskArtes will release the 3D Locator software module at Formnext 2019 exhibition. Please visit us for a demonstration at booth 11.0 A44.

Link to the video

How to select a suitable AM process for your part?

DeskArtes AM Expert module allows searching for professional AM systems automatically based on the user defined criteria. The wizard-like tool asks for the necessary parameters (size, material, tensile strength, ...) and automatically produces a list of AM systems capable of manufacturing your part. The tool is useful for engineers, designers and manufacturing as well as sales and management personnel when navigating through the quickly changing AM landscape. Please have a look at the attached video and visit us at Formnext show 19.-22. November in Frankfurt (booth 11.0 A44).

Link to the video

Formnext 2019

DeskArtes will attend the Formnext 2019 exhibition at stand A44 (Halle 11.0). Welcome to see the the new and improved features of our software!

July 2019

Many thanks to the Project Worker Team from SIEMENS. Together with Uni Aalto and SIEMENS we ran a joint EU funded project to support additive manufacturing by a suitable decision system. This decision system was implemented on base of the knowledge graph library of the Project Worker. For us it was very beneficial, that we could easily integrate the resulting system into our own 3D Data Processing software. For this use case there was no need to setup on the Project Worker Runtime. Already the implementation and integration of this decision system showed us the power and flexibility of the Project Worker Platform. For more information, please contact DeskArtes managing director Ismo Mäkelä.

DeskArtes partner in I AM RRI project (EU) has developed a unique and advanced patient specific implant manufacturing process, please see the video link below. For more information, please contact DeskArtes managing director Ismo Mäkelä or Ignas Gudas at Ortho Baltic directly.
Link to the Youtube video


DeskArtes Expert Series 11.1 - version released.

November 2018

DeskArtes releases Expert Series version 11.1 the 13th of November 2018 in the Formnext 2018 exhibition for Additive Manufacturing.

DeskArtes Expert Series 11.1 offers a modular software suite targeted for Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing and Simulation professionals and hobbyist alike. New Expert Series 11.1 includes coplete Support Structure generation for metal, DLP and stereolithography systems.

New 3Data Expert 11.1 software inludes new 3D Locator generation command. The new command is developed in EIT Digital HII project in co-operation with CRF, CEA and Aalto Univeristy and offers a unique way to process car components for assembly; 3D Locators enable efficient packing of car components for transportation and reliable component picking with AGVs and robots.

Expert Series 11.1 includes View Expert, Dimensions Expert, 3Data Expert Lite, Sim Expert and 3Data Expert modules with an increasing selection of effective and robust commands for 3D model preparation.


June 2018: DeskArtes joining I AM RRI project

Additive manufacturing (AM) is a key enabling technology in high value manufacturing. The global AM market is on the rise and in 2016 the industry was valued at $6 billion with 93% being attributed to industrial applications. Evolving novel innovation networks, perfectly represented by the emerging, rather complex and highly dynamic AM industry sector, are frequently characterized by entirely new business models, high development and adaption rates, as well as strong technology diffusion within the economy.

I AM RRI will investigate the AM innovation network in order to facilitate a better understanding and the modelling of the dynamics of its complex web of innovation value chains including openings for responsible research and innovation (RRI). In-depth investigation of the AM innovation network, accompanied by open stakeholder and foresight processes, will establish a comprehensive knowledge base and thorough understanding of the network’s components, processes and interconnections, forming the foundation for building a dynamic model.

The model will allow deepening the understanding of the AM innovation system even further and to simulate/govern rapidly developing and complex future changes of the network and its crisscrossing value chains. As core component of I AM RRI, use cases for automotive and medical AM application will be conducted in order to refine the model and to showcase its applicability and adaptability.

The I AM RRI outcomes developed in the course of I AM RRI will be made available to the broad open science community and to stakeholders/policy makers, strengthening research and business, and fostering the evolvement of other novel innovation networks. Strategic guidelines will be defined to initiate institutional change. Identified RRI openings within the AM innovation network will support smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in Europe. I AM RRI will promote AM in Europe as a globally competitive, innovative and world leading key technology.

Project Funding: H2020 SwafS 12-2017, Grant Agreement number No. 788361

www.iamrri.eu

DeskArtes 3DEdit Pro version 3.0 released.

October 2017

DeskArtes has at the 3rd of May 2017 released 3DEdit Pro version 3.0, a dedicated software tool for model repair and painting with 3D Systems ProJet x60 printers.

3DEdit Pro 3.0 is an advanced software application that allows you to repair, paint, texture and prepare 3D models for 3D printing in color. 3DEdit Pro 3.0 enables you to prepare 3D files automatically and with unprecedented ease – optimized for use with 3D Systems ProJet x60 3D printers.

3DEdit Pro 3.0 includes complete set of commands for manipulating 3D faceted models. These commands include STL verification and repair, STL offsetting, splitting, connecting, decimation, smoothing, solidify (aka "shrink wrap"), nesting and Boolean as well as faceted model coloring, texturing and texture painting. The new repair command Solidify enables the fixing of problematic architectural and other models often with a single click. The new Texture Paint command allows to fix and tune colors on textured models for perfect 3D Printing outcome.

3DEdit Pro 3.0 licenses can be purchased directly from DeskArtes at Online Shop.


DeskArtes Expert Series 11.0 - version released.

May 2017

DeskArtes has at the 19th of May 2017 released Expert Series 11.0, a web enabled solution for 3D Color Printing, Additive Manufacturing and Simulation data preparation.

DeskArtes Expert Series 11.0 offers a modular software suite targeted for Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing and Simulation professionals and hobbyist alike.

New Expert Series 11.0 is web enabled allowing customers to offer Internet based AM services with DeskArtes AM technology. A selected set of commands, starting from Repair and Reduce to Support generation for metal, DLP and stereolithography systems are available for Internet based applications.

The latest version also includes a new user friendly graphical user interface; Large icons and brilliant colors come to life with high definition 4k video monitors.

Expert Series 11.0 includes View Expert, Dimensions Expert, 3Data Expert Lite, Sim Expert and 3Data Expert modules with an increasing selection of effective and robust commands for 3D model preparation.


DeskArtes software at NORDIC3DEXPO, 19.-20.5.2017, Vantaa, Finland

February 2017

DeskArtes will be relasing its new Internet enabled Expert Series 11 at the NORDIC3DEXPO 2017 exhibition, stand B7.

Please join us and have a look at our new tools for AM support generation, solidify, 3D nesting and texture painting operations. Also, DeskArtes Cloud technology allows many Expert Series 11.0 functions to be used over the Internet (support generation, repair, reduce, ...).


DeskArtes software at formnext 2016, 15.-18.11.2016, Frankfurt / Main, Germany

November 2016

DeskArtes Additive Manufacturing software will be demonstrated at the alphacam stand, Halle 3.1, Stand F61. Alphacam is an authorized DeskArtes distributor. DeskArtes managing director Ismo Mäkelä will be available for demos and questions at the stand.

Please join us and have a look at our new DLP, metal and stereolithography support generator, solidify, 3D nesting and texture painting functions.


DeskArtes Expert Series 10.3 - version released.

July 2016

DeskArtes has launched new Expert Series version 10.3 the 26th of July 2016. Version 10.3 includes several new commands for 3Data Expert and repair improvements for other modules. The main new commands are a step towards AM of end user parts and to the repair of most difficult architectural and scanned models for 3D Printing:

The main improvement with the latest version is the new optional Import translator package for native and standard 3D CAD formats. The new Import translator package includes:

  • New Generic Supports command allows to create supports for DLP, metal and stereolithography based AM processes.
  • New Solidify command uses “shrink wrap” method to generate a solid outer skin of most complicated architectural and scanned models for 3D Printing.
  • New texture painting commands allow to finish and prepare models for 3D Color Printing.

The new Generis Support command is a beta version and all new 3Data Expert Base customers will receive a free one year license + upgrades to the support generator when they register as a beta tester. Beta testers will benefit from special offers when the first official support version is released (50% off the module list price)


DeskArtes Expert Series 10.2.1 - version released.

April 2015

DeskArtes has released Expert Series version 10.2.1 the 15th of April, 2015, including 3Data Expert, 3Data Expert Lite, Dimensions Expert, Sim Expert and View Expert products.

The main improvement with the latest version is the new optional Import translator package for native and standard 3D CAD formats. The new Import translator package includes:

  • More formats (STEP, Catia 4/5/6, SolidWorks, SolidEdge, Unigraphics, Creo/ProE, Inventor, JT, CGR)
  • New efficient triangulation for Additive Manufacturing and Simulation applications with optimized triangle number and shape.
  • 3D Color Printer users will benefit the transfer of surface color information when faceting the 3D CAD data; assemblies and parts can now be triangulated and printed with their original colors (excluding texture images).

The new Import translator formats are available for DeskArtes 3Data Expert, Sim Expert and View Expert software modules. Especially, View Expert with new Import translator package will provide an efficient and economical 3D CAD conversion tool for AM, 3D Color Printing and Simulation: Price for one format is EUR 950 and price for full set of 11 optional formats is EUR 2.950 when sold with free View Expert.


DeskArtes Expert Series 10.2 - version released.

February 2015

DeskArtes has released Expert Series version 10.2 the 2nd of February, 2015, including 3Data Expert, 3Data Expert Lite, Dimensions Expert, Sim Expert and View Expert products.

The latest version includes special tool for creating supports for parts made with sand based AM systems and optionally direct color model transfer from different CAD systems to 3D Color Printing. Additionally, several functions have increased robustness and other improvements, like the splitting functionality with version added with automatic teeth and clearance generation between the split halves. New triangle editing and error removal tools helps to provide high quality files for any AM or simulation software quickly and effectively.


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