Print Preparation

Assembrix offers a suite of advanced preparation tools from model fixing to part nesting inside the printer’s volume. Our 3D nesting solution uses cutting-edge geometric algorithms together with recent advances in algorithmic robotics to automatically nest parts within seconds to minutes.

3D Nesting
Key benefits:
  • All computations are done on the cloud saving your PC the heavy lifting
  • Examine multiple 3D nesting options in one go
  • Maximum flexibility I: Apply nesting only on selected parts or on the whole assembly
  • Maximum flexibility II: Apply special nesting rules (e.g., separation from other parts) to specific parts
  • Unlimited range of part orientation, not restricted to increments of fixed degrees
  • Nesting into small voids and tunnels in your build assembly to maximize space utilitization

Assembrix’s 3D nesting solution uses cutting-edge geometric algorithms together with recent advances in algorithmic robotics to automatically nest parts within seconds to minutes.

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Print Preparation Tools

Assembrix offers a suite of advanced preparation tools from model fixing to part nesting inside the printer’s volume and other capabilities.

Cloud-based platform

Assembrix’s platform employs state-of-the-art cloud-computing technology to enhance its print preparation capabilities.

Key Benefits:
  • Reduce hardware cost
  • Save time by running multiple nesting requests in parallel
  • Stay up-to-date with continuous seamless software updates
  • Access the platform from anywhere
  • Back up your print job on the cloud
Cage

Wrap a box around parts in the print volume. The cage walls are sieve-shaped with patterns and size determined by the user. The cage can have a detachable lid.

Key Benefits:
  • Streamlining the printed-cake unpacking
  • Putting together the parts of a specific customer
  • Providing the customer with extra privacy and flexibility by shipping the cage with the parts untouched
  • Wrapping small parts so that they do not get lost in the unpacking process

A out of B

Given two parts: a small part A placed inside a bigger part B, can we take A out of B without breaking B. If part A can be taken out of B, Assembrix provides visual instructions (animation) how to do that.

Key Benefits:
  • Better usage of the print volume: Safely use voids inside big parts to increase the utility of the printer
  • Makes sure you can always separate parts when the build cake is out: Avoid interlocking parts
  • For tightly packed parts, show the engineer precisely how to unpack the printed cake

Additional capabilities

Assembrix Prepare™ also includes the following capabilities:

  • Generate succinct and informative quoting reports to provide your clients with accurate quotes at the press of a button.
  • Repair most prevalent mesh problems in one click.
  • Run tests for collision detection and minimum-separation distance between parts to ensure good printability
  • Create a sub-box, namely a sub volume within your main printer volume, to which you confine the nesting of new or additional parts.
  • Create floating tiles under/above your parts to prevent them from sinking or shield them other from other sinking parts.
  • Download your nested / oriented parts as a ZIP file or as a single STL
  • Save your job and resume working on it at your convenience.