Author: Baha Abu Nojaim Category: 3D Printing, Technology

We have been working heavily on optimizing our repair technology in order to handle really complex files and large files within a short time window (30 sec- 2 mins) as we believe your time is the most valuable thing ever and our duty is to make the best out of it by minimizing any and all wasted time needed for conversion and getting files into a printable. For that we started working on our next-generation repair technology to fast, accurate and reliable for even the most complicated structures and we decided to call it Mammoth.

Mammoth power:

Mammoth uses the size of the microns and scale of the print as an indication to the resolution it should use for processing for that it does accurate processing of your 3D files to match with the microns of your 3D print thus generating accurate adjustments to your file where it needs to, this means that it can do accurate wall thickness adjustment to only the areas that needs wall thickness adjustment. Another advantage to mammoth is that you can control the polygon count of the generated 3D file and it is even possible to reduce it beyond the original polygon count without causing 3D printing issues due to the decimation process. Below is an example file processed with mammoth

 

The one with green highlights is the original file taken from Turbosquid and it has more than 400k boundary edges and a ton of intersecting geometries, we tried to repair the same file with multiple repair solutions even our current production repair fixer but all failed until we tried it out with the Mammoth and the result is impressive! it took less than 2 mins to repair this file and we even managed to reduce the total number of polygon count as you can notice from the image as the original number of polygon count would’ve made slicing a nightmare.

Mammoth key features:

  • Accurate, parameterized and selective wall thickness
  • Smart wall thickness as it will choose a direction that will minimize impacts on the look/feel or functionality.
  • Incredibly fast fixes utilizing the power of the GPU, few seconds to less than 3 minutes.
  • Micron level accuracy as the resolution of the repair is based on actual print parameters including layer height (deadzone in case of Carbon3D) and scale of the print.
  • Bubble removal from inside of the geometry when these bubble might affect the printing process.
  • Processing of really large files, think of zbursh files.

Why named Mammoth:

Mammoth is one of those species that when 3D designed will have a lot of complexities due to hair on the body, the large size of the mammoth is an indication to the complexity and large file sizes we can handle and the fact that it is a legendary creature is enough to give our new technology the name it deserves.

Stay tuned for more information as we gear up for its release!

 

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