PI has developed a powerful 3D Print System Interface software working direct from STL files. It uses the ACS motion controller’s Smart Processing Commander (SPC) software that offers complete system control in an intuitive interface that draws on all the capabilities of the ACS controller, including XSEG, Advanced Gantry Control, LCM (EtherCAT® Laser Control Module) and ServoBoost.
Intended to support next-gen laser and direct material dispense 3D Printing processes in a single interface, ACS SPC can be used for multi-purpose next gen additive manufacturing R&D platforms, or it can be customized to pass through on commercial OEM 3D Print systems. When working with STL files, the conversion, slicing options, process parameters, and job execution are in a single user-interface with flexible process control, capable of direct integration of multiple dispense devices as well as lasers and/or galvos along with machine vision, autofocus and/or surface height sensors.
G-Code in Support of STL Files