The future of 3D printing software is in unified tools which encompass all of the critical features scattered throughout today’s printing software chain in highly functional software environments. Additive manufacturing build environment software has years of development and is continuing to evolve to resemble CAM for 3D printing.
Additively-intelligent design environments are being developed on the concepts of process simulation and generative design. The AM process monitoring software environment uses simulation and in-situ data collection to inform the ongoing development of the build and design environments.
Combined, these three areas of software development represent the primary elements of tomorrow’s 3D printing software.