Software for 3D Printing
3D software is one of the most relevant elements in the digital 3D printing manufacturing process however its importance is often overlooked. There are many types of software which are used throughout different phases of the 3D printing cycle. All 3D printing production, however, necessarily beings with CAD (computer aided design) 3D modeling tools. Some of these tools are now integrated into virtual reality and augmented reality 3D modeling programs. This is only the first step: another major software-based step for AM includes CAE (computer aided engineering) for optimizing a part in order to leverage the extensive capabilities offered by additive manufacturing technologies in terms of geometric capabilities and topology optimization. An optimized file then needs to be processed through CAM (computer aided manufacturing) software in order to communicate to the machine how to build it into a physical object.

Several other software applications are also implemented in 3D printing. Additive processes are also making increasingly intensive use of simulation software, both for file preparation and process control, as well as inspection and non-destructive testing software for controlling that conforms to applications-specific standards. Pre-processing steps also include quotation engine software and the entire CRM (customer relationship management) chain. In fact AM is increasingly being integrated into the entire PLM (produce lifecycle management) software chain, while MES (manufacturing execution software) programs are increasingly being adopted to manage the entire end-to-end manufacturing process which 3D printing is now becoming an integral part of.

The 3D software supply chain also includes developers and publishers which are listed in specific sub-categories.

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You need to use the most advanced CAD jewelry design software when it comes to designing and manufacturing. With over 20 years of expertise in the jewelry industry, 3Design has established its presence worldwide. Its unparalleled reputation has made 3Design the go-to software for all jewelers who wish to create their own 3D jewels.
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Jweel lets you easily design unique pieces of jewelry, view them in 3D and export files to have them crafted just for you.
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The team at XIE Technologies is committed to providing an advanced, easily-to-use topology optimization tool, to enable you to enhance your creative designs and accelerate your product development.
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ToffeeX
ToffeeX is the leader in physics-driven generative design for engineering. ToffeeX physics-driven generative design software creates optimized designs that maximize performance in a matter of hours. Just set your goals and let the physics shape your design.
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We help organizations of all sizes digitally transform using software, hardware and services from the Siemens Xcelerator business platform. Our software and the comprehensive digital twin enable companies to optimize their design, engineering and manufacturing processes to turn today's ideas into the sustainable products of the future. From chips to entire systems, from product to process, across all industries.
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spherene
At spherene, we're more than just a software company - we're pioneers in transforming the way we think about additive manufacturing. Through our cutting-edge technology and innovative approach, we're pushing the boundaries of what's possible in the world of 3D printing.
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hexagon
About 25 years ago, a Swedish multinational company made a deliberate choice to transform the company’s future and fortunes. In ever-bigger incremental steps, Hexagon evolved — becoming the global leader in digital reality and autonomous solutions that it is today, focused on driving the world towards a sustainable future.
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nvidia
NVIDIA pioneered accelerated computing to tackle challenges no one else can solve. Our work in AI and digital twins is transforming the world's largest industries and profoundly impacting society.
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moon rabbit
At Moon Rabbit X we are standing at the edge of the next AI-driven design revolution. As an Adaptive Development Lab, our mission is to harness the full potential of emerging technologies, turning complex algorithms into tangible solutions. Our aspiration? To evolve into the world’s premier research lab, ensuring that the power of computational design is not only harnessed but also understood, shared, and enhanced.
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We combine our expertise in light transport simulation and content creation pipelines to develop next-generation software for 3D printing in industries demanding highly accurate appearance reproduction.
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GFH Additive are the source of expert independent additive software information. We can build your software team, manage your development and grow your capability.
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MAGMA stands for robust and innovative casting solutions as well as a strong partnership with the metal casting industry. MAGMA’s product portfolio based onAutonomous Engineering™ leads to robust and cost effective solutions in component design, tooling lay-out and production.
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selectam
The complete part identification and re-designing solution for manufacturers to unlock the full potential of Additive Manufacturing.
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additive flow
Our development solution for production and quality engineering forms the bridge from your 3D design to CAM for AM
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Metafold is the leading developer of Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) cloud-based software, advancing the mass adoption of 3D printing with sustainability at the forefront of its mission.
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printpal
printpal.io is an AI-powered company within the ever-evolving world of additive manufacturing. The company’s stated mission is to “democratize 3D printing and push the boundaries of what's possible”, by helping other AM companies unlock the full potential of the technology, using AI. 
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3d spark
3D Spark has set itself the goal of maximizing the efficiency of the industrial production of components and assemblies. For this purpose, we develop software that automatically identifies potentials for cost and resource savings in manufacturing. We contribute to securing the future of German industry by empowering small and large companies to take their production to the next level.
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We create an appealing 3D representation of your products! Our leading and aggressive 3D artists pay attention to technicalities and dynamics to make a product visually appealing and real.
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1000 Kelvin
1000 Kelvin solves additive manufacturing toughest challenges with artificial intelligence solutions. We developed the largest ML model to drive intelligence processes. Founded by a team of experts in AI and Advanced Manufacturing, 1000 Kelvin enables aerospace, medical, and industrial manufacturing companies to print metal parts ‘first-time-right’, dramatically improving the yield, quality and reducing printing costs and accelerating qualification.
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Particleworks Europe aims to establish and manage the European distribution network of the software technologies Particleworks and Granuleworks based on the Moving Particle Simulation (MPS). Particleworks Europe is the European competence center for these technologies
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