SculptPrint generates tool paths for 5-axis machine tools. The software models complex geometries using voxels. These vast numbers of cubes are processed on the GPU to leverage an army of cores.
A guided workflow collects information from the user to define the final part to be made, a starting stock geometry, the machine to make it on, and a list of available cutting tools. A series of tool paths, which utilizes the available tools and various cutting patterns, is generated. The GPU based voxel algorithms ensure no unwanted collisions occur between the tool, the part, and the moving components of the machine. Features for reviewing, inspecting, and simulating these generated paths ensure confidence before these paths are attempted on the machine. G-Codes are exported for execution on the machine tool.
SculptPrint has many other features supporting 5-axis machining as well. An inverse time feed profile can be generated to optimize material removal rates.