Software Workflow

The software workflow starts by loading an STL-file into the CAM-software. The CAM automatically analyzes the STL-file and the geometric structure. The user selects a material from the Genera material library and sets the printing resolution in X-Y direction (pixel size). All Genera printers feature multiple pixel sizes within one printer. The part is automatically oriented based on parameters such as printing speed and support optimization. Once oriented, the support structures are generated by the CAM program. In the final step, the slice thickness is set and additional analyzing tools confirm the printability of the part.

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1 Generate / Design a CAD File, or 3D Scan a structure. Load as STL into CAM Software
2 Repair damaged files, analyze structure, select material parameters, select desired pixel sizes
3 Orienting the objects optimizing speed, quality and resin basins, mark supportforbidden regions
4 Add support structures (automatically) and drain holes
5 Select layer height, Final Chack (wall thikness, support quality), generate report
6 Information on print time and volume

Data Workflow

In the first step the 3D data gets prepared by the CAM-software. All parameters for printing and post processing are defined within the CAM-software and a Job File is generated that includes all metadata such as slice data, material information, printing parameters, print time, and additional customizable information. After the job file is sent to the printer, the printing process starts automatically. When the print job is finished, the metadata from the print job is stored on the shuttle via RFID. This includes all information’s necessary for post processing carried out by the finishing unit. After the shuttle is inserted into the finishing unit and the post processing is complete, a final Print Report with all relevant job data and sensor measurements becomes available.

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1 CAM software prepares part(s) for printing and washing
2 Print job file contains: Slice data, material information, printing parameters, time / date stamp, customizable information
3 Start printing process. Part is then automatically transferred to storage box containing print & wash information
4 Post-process tracks:Washing procedure, solvent saturation, drying & heat treatment, post-curing, lamp lifetime
5 Finished part leaves post-processing unit
6 Print Report includes: Print job file data, post-processing history, events during print (unexpected errors etc.

Process Workflow

Genera devices together form an entirely new process workflow. The high precision DLP 3D-Printer stores the printed part automatically inside a shuttle containing all metadata of the print job on an RFID tag. The shuttle must then be inserted into the finishing unit by the user. Each post processing step is than carried out by the finishing unit according to the metadata of the print job. At the end of the unique Genera process workflow, the user gets a ready-to-use part. No matter if you print one part or thousands, the Genera Process Workflow ensures reproducible part quality.

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1 STL file is prepared using our CAM software
2 High Precision DLP 3D Printing process
3 Part is transferred to the handling box
4 Parts and Post-Processing Information are transferred to the Finishing Unit
5 Wash and post-cure
6 Finished Part