GIVAT SHMUEL, Israel – Cimatron Limited [http://www.cimatron.com (NASDAQ: CIMT) today announced that its next software release planned for mid-2014, CimatronE version 12, will support the Additive Manufacturing File (AMF) format - the new standard for converting 3D models into digital files for 3D printing and additive manufacturing.
Explained Mr. Terry Wohlers, principal consultant and president of Wohlers Associates and member of Cimatron's 3D Printing Advisory Board: "Since the late 1980s, the STL [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STL_(file_format) file format has been the de facto industry standard for transferring CAD data to additive manufacturing equipment (3D printers). However, the STL format has no provisions for representing color, textures, materials, lattice/mesh structures, units, and other properties of the finished printed part.
"The new XML-based AMF standard was developed to bridge the gap between CAD and modern additive manufacturing technology. This file format contains all relevant information required for making a 3D printed part, including the final part's material, color and internal structure.
"The AMF format was jointly adopted as an industry standard by both ASTM International and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) last year, and I am glad to see that Cimatron has completed development for supporting this capability in its next software release."
Mr. Danny Haran, Cimatron's President and CEO, noted: "As we've previously stated, we keep looking at solutions that Cimatron can offer to the growing market for additive and hybrid manufacturing. We are pleased to be among the first CAD vendors to offer direct support of AMF. We believe more market participants will adopt AMF as their preferred method of 3D printing file interface in the coming years."
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About Terry Wohlers and Wohlers Associates Inc. Terry Wohlers has been a leading authority on 3D printing technology for over two decades. His Colorado-based company, Wohlers Associates, Inc., provides technical and strategic consulting on the new developments and trends in rapid product development, additive manufacturing, and 3D printing, and has provided advice and assistance to over 200 organizations in 24 countries. Mr. Wohlers is also a public commentator on the 3D printing industry, having served as a keynote speaker at nearly 100 conferences worldwide and interviewed extensively as an industry expert across countless print and electronic media.
For more information, visit http://wohlersassociates.com
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