The orientation of a part on the metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) build plate is one of the most important aspects of AM builds.

Having the proper orientation optimizes support-structures, minimizes thermal distortion, can reduce finishing time, and produces an optimal part. 3D Metal Printing Magazine released a blog post highlighted part orientation in AM. Optimizing the orientation on the build plate can be difficult, and often there is no “right” orientation, only an optimized solution with tradeoffs made along the way.

ITAMCO’s subsidiary Atlas 3D has developed a solution. Their could-based software, Sunata, automatically chooses the best orientation for a part and generates the necessary support structures for a successful AM build. Read the complete article to learn more about how Sunata is revolutionizing the metal AM design process.

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