Below you will find answers to the most common questions we are asked about CASTOR - the manufacturers’ gateway for 3D printing. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us.
1. What types of files does CASTOR support and are files uploaded as an assembly?
We want to help manufacturers save time and money by unlocking the benefits of industrial 3D printing.
For New AM Adopters
Finding the "low hanging fruits" suitable parts for 3D printing, out of existing designs
Automatic screening of thousands assemblies and parts at once
Technical analysis of design files based on:
• Geometry limitations
• Matching material properties
Financial analysis of break even point of 3D printing vs Traditional Manufacturing
For AM Experts
Identifying cost reduction and re-design for AM opportunities
CASTOR Light features plus:
On Premise Solution
Unique Finite Element Analysis for AM
Consolidation of adjacent parts
Advanced Weight Reduction analysis
Value chain benefits
ERP & PLM software integration-ready
Full customization of cost calculation structure
ROI Calculations for 3D printers
The software suggests best-match materials and 3d printing technology, carries out geometry analyses, identifies redesign opportunities, compares the cost of additive printing to traditional manufacturing, and simulates the likelihood of failure.
Cost and lead time savings
Quick automatic scanning
CASTOR’s additive manufacturing software delivers the benefits of 3D printing to offer a faster more cost-effective manufacturing environment. It automatically analyzes your product design files to discover additive manufacturing opportunities, saving not only production time but reducing mechanical component costs by 50%.
Its software is quick and easy to use and can produce results in seconds. CASTOR’s algorithm allows you to quickly upload your entire Bill of Materials directly from your PLM system or to manually upload single CAD assembly files so relevant files can be automatically analyzed to identify parts for additive printing.
Technical and financial analyses
Once CASTOR’s innovative 3D solutions identify parts suitable for printing, it uses its unique additive manufacturing simulation to identify redesign opportunities.
With CASTOR’s software, analyze parts technically and economically
to identify opportunities for Additive Manufacturing
IDENTIFY THE OPTIMAL MATERIAL & TECHNOLOGY
Find the material and technology that are most suitable to use for printing the part.
FIND COST REDUCTION OPPORTUNITIES
Identify the financial break-even point of Additive Manufacturing vs. Traditional Manufacturing for a given quantity of parts.
IMPROVE SUPPLY CHAIN RESILIENCY
Identify parts with shorter lead time and assess on-demand manufacturing vs. large inventory management, to increase manufacturing flexibility.
Utilize the benefits of Additive Manufacturing by finding opportunities to reduce weight and combine multiple parts into one.
LIKELIHOOD TO FAILURE
Gain confidence by performing a quick stress simulation using a unique finite element analysis.
REVEAL CARBON EMISSION SAVING
Discover the amount of Co2 that can be saved by using AM and improve sustainability.