Algorithmics & Software
Software tools and the algorithms they contain are an essential part of additive process optimization and the digital process chain. This includes dither methods for material positioning in multi-material 3D printing with minimal material agglomeration or geometry-adaptive laser guidance in laser beam melting, where the rapid calculation of various geometric features (distance to component surface, orientation of offset surfaces, etc.) is necessary. Methods for "making printable" 3D models with faulty geometry (e.g. incorrect surface orientation, holes, non-manifold edges and corners) are also essential for an automated process chain and fall into this category.