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Belotti to integrate BEAD into AdaOne software from ADAXIS

Looking to make composite mold manufacturing more accessible

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Belotti SpA, a CNC machining solutions pioneer is integrating ADAXIS’s AdaOne software into its BEAD large format additive manufacturing systems for tooling and molds. This will make it possible to program and control robotic arms as large-scale 3D printers for a wide array of materials.

This collaboration with ADAXIS to incorporate BEAD technology is a significant milestone in manufacturing excellence, offering a simple tool that democratizes the fabrication of complex large-scale parts.

Multi-axis additive manufacturing, combined with CNC machining, has emerged as a compelling alternative amidst the evolving challenges of manufacturing industries. Making this technology (BEAD) accessible and cost-effective has been a clear objective for Belotti from the outset. Initially through collaboration with CEAD, which brought BEAD to market, and now collaborating with ADAXIS to deliver a turnkey user experience.

Belotti to integrate BEAD into AdaOne software, looking to make composite mold manufacturing more accessible. The additive process excels in tooling and draping mold production, reducing lead times, increasing production flexibility, and ensuring cost and inventory control. However, its effective utilization requires significant expertise and methodology.

This collaboration prioritizes user experience by offering simple, robust, and accessible workflows, allowing operators of any level to easily program and oversee mould printing from a simple CAD file.

“The collaboration with ADAXIS enables us to offer our customers an integrated turnkey solution, comprising seamlessly integrated equipment and software, making our technology and expertise instantly accessible to a broader audience”, says Alberto Riganti, Belotti Additive Manufacturing Specialist.

AdaOne offers a suite of innovative features specifically designed for tooling production. One such feature is Automatic Internal Support, which streamlines the design process and minimizes material usage by automatically generating internal stiffeners within the tooling geometry. Additionally, AdaOne incorporates Localized Double Bead on Main Surfaces, which facilitates machining by creating machining margins and local reinforcement on the tooling surfaces. Another notable feature is Selective Corner Compensation, which strategically adds extra material at corners to ensure the correct final geometry post-machining. Moreover, AdaOne optimizes printing efficiency with its Continuous Printing Path, which reduces starts and stops by automatically positioning seams and optimizing tool paths. These features collectively enhance efficiency and precision in tooling production processes.

AdaOne also generates machining trajectories, providing operators with a comprehensive turnkey solution.

[Pictures of Belotti BEAD technology into ADAXIS’s AdaOne software]

The AdaOne integration with the BEAD technology, backed by Belotti’s expertise, isn’t just technically compatible; it simplifies path programming and reduces both material usage and print time. In addition, a collaboration with Airtech ensures that operators get pre-configured settings tailored to their materials, meeting industry standards seamlessly.

“Collaborating with Belotti’s expert team while applying our expertise in user experience and software development allows us to integrate numerous and unique features into a robust, stable, and industrial-grade solution,” says Emil Johansson, CPO of ADAXIS.

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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based VoxelMatters. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites VoxelMatters.com and Replicatore.it, as well as VoxelMatters Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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