For the second installment of our Innovate with Creo series, Taju Joseph, Application Engineer at LEAP Australia provides an overview of the powerful manufacturing tools available within Creo, then demonstrates them in action – with specific tools related to both additive manufacturing and subtractive manufacturing such as CNC machining.
In the clip below, Taju provides an overview of Creo’s manufacturing features which allow advanced and bespoke lattice creation, product simulation, print tray optimisation, metal printing with support structures, precision NC machining and more —all integrated in Creo’s interface.
Next, Taju demonstrates the Additive Manufacturing Extension (AMX) live within Creo, using a model of a metal-printed bracket which was created using generative design within Creo. If you missed the first presentation in this series on Creo Generative Design, you can watch the recap here to learn how Creo can optimise your designs to use less material and maximise the potential of additive manufacturing techniques.
Watch the clip below for a detailed demonstration of Creo AMX and see how it can help you seamlessly design, optimise, validate, and run a print check, all within the same environment.
To wrap up, Taju summarises how Creo’s capabilities allow you to design for additive manufacturing and optimise parts for production, with ease. Benefits include:
- Create parametrically-controlled lattice structures and fully-detailed parts with accurate mass properties. With variability control, you can reinforce the lattices how you wish.
- Identify printability issues in your design.
- Scale, position, and show a clipped view of the model and probable support material on the tray.
- Automatically optimise the position of the model in the tray for printing.
- Define profiles for multiple supported printers.
- Modify, manage, and save print tray assemblies.
- Assign materials, colors, calculate build and material consumption, and print directly from Creo to supported 3D Printers.
- Connect directly to service bureaus, such as i.materialise, for access to 100+ materials.