New capabilities for 3D printing are available from today with the launch by Meteor Inkjet of MetScan 3D, software that makes it possible for inkjet engineers to get up and running quickly with an industrial digital front end. Meteor Inkjet is a specialist in the design, manufacture and integration of printhead driver systems. Its production-ready electronics are compatible with all the major industrial inkjet printheads.
MetScan 3D is designed to cut the development time of those wanting to enter the 3D printing market by enabling quick testing of heads and jetting materials. It’s built on Meteor’s MetScan software development kit, which is used alongside Meteor’s production ready electronics to create an industrial digital front end. MetScan takes in image files and generates the appropriate swathes with the correct format for driving data to the heads and for the associated motion control.
MetScan 3D comprises a full tool set for those looking to build scanning systems from the ground up. As with all Meteor technologies, once you know how to use it, you can drive any of the supported printheads, enabling OEMs to pick and choose heads based on performance and materials compatibility without needing to relearn anything.