Additive Manufacturing

Creo and 3D Printing: What you see is what you print

Additive manufacturing (3D printing) is the process of building an object one thin layer of material at a time. The definition is simple but the process is not. Designers often must use multiple software packages, a situation which forces them to export, redesign, optimize and reimport their model each time

Creo closes the gap between 3D CAD and 3D printing

With Creo, what you design is actually what you print. Say goodbye to the disconnected, error-ridden hassle of multiple software packages. Now you can design, optimize, validate, and run a print-check all in one environment, reducing overall process time, tedium, and mistakes. When you’re ready, simply send the file straight to the 3D printer.*

 
Create complex variable lattice structures with ease

With Creo’s capabilities you can do both part preparation and lattice design and then print with ease.

  • Create parametrically controlled lattice structures, fully-detailed parts with accurate mass properties. With variability control you can reinforce the lattices how you wish. (requires extension).
  • Define settings for multiple printers.
  • Print parts, assign materials, colors, and calculate build and building material directly from Creo to supported 3D Printers.
  • Identify printability issues on your design.
  • Scale, position, and show a clipped view of the model and probable support material on the tray.
  • Connect directly to service bureaus, such as i.materialise, for access to 100+ materials.
  • Automatically optimize the position of the model in the tray for printing.
  • Save the CAD data, model translation, and position in the tray as one STL file.

*Compatible Printers

Stratasys

  • Polyjet Technology (Connex), using Object Studio
  • FDM technology (uPrint, Dimension and Fortus) using GrabCAD Print

3D Systems

  • Projet 1200, 2500, 2500 Plus, 5500x, using 3D Sprint kernel embedded into Creo
  • Upcoming: Projet 3600, 3510, 6000 & 7000, 800, 950

As the GrabCAD Print platform and 3D Sprint kernel expand, there will be additional printer support.

Download the Additive Manufacturing Datasheet