Explore PTC’s Additive Manufacturing Offerings

Innovative designs in less time. Optimize and validate your designs, then run a print check—all in one environment.

Improve schedules, costs, and quality with additive manufacturing

With Creo additive manufacturing, you can develop innovative designs, optimize, and print to a variety of printers with ease, all within Creo. With no more time-consuming, error-ridden hassle of multiple software packages, you can reduce time-to-market and expense with rapid prototyping and enable part consolidation.

Creo 7 extensions feature enhanced lattice capabilities with the Delaunay stochastic algorithm and hard-edge definition, enabling lattice modeling, print tray optimization, and metal printing with support structures.

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Webcast: Innovate Faster with Creo Additive Manufacturing

See what’s possible when you design for additive manufacturing. Only Creo gives you the power and flexibility you need to design, optimize, validate and run a print check all in one environment, closing the gap between 3D CAD and Design for Additive Manufacturing.

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Additive manufacturing and Creo Parametric

You can seamlessly design, optimize, validate, and run a print check, all within the same environment. With no more time-consuming, error-ridden hassle of multiple software packages, you can reduce time-to-market, improve part performance, and accelerate innovation, whether you’re looking at prototyping or final part production. The new extensions feature enhanced lattice capabilities with the addition of Stochastic Lattices based on the Delaunay algorithm, hard-edge definition, and the ability to create lattice structures using custom cells, thereby enabling highly-complex parts that cannot be produced using traditional manufacturing.

With Creo’s capabilities, you can design for additive manufacturing and optimize parts for production, with ease. Explore how to:

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

Creo Additive Manufacturing Extension

Maximize design performance with lattice creation and optimization. Direct connection to Stratasys, 3D Systems, and Materialise Library printers, as well as i.materialise and 3D Systems On Demand online print service bureaus.

Creo Additive Manufacturing Extension Plus for Materalise

Direct connection to metal printers in the Materialise library and automatically generate metal support structures using Materialise Magics. Optimize design performance and cost with lattice creation.