Simplify3D Version 4.1 Adds New Multi-Extrusion Capabilities, Print Quality Improvements, Process Customization, and More

The new version includes extended capabilities for multi-material printers, intelligent toolpaths for improved print quality, and expanded customization options for greater control over the printing process.

Simplify3D, the worldwide leader in commercial 3D printing software, today announced the release of Version 4.1. The new version includes extended capabilities for multi-material printers, intelligent toolpaths for improved print quality, and expanded customization options for greater control over the printing process.


Key features in Simplify3D Version 4.1 include:

Multi-Material Capabilities

Simplify3D has been updated to take full advantage of multi-extruder hardware, with support for up to 6 materials printing simultaneously. This provides greater freedom for applications such as color-mixing or customized material properties. The software automatically manages material changes using a disposable prime pillar or ooze shield. Both of these techniques have been updated in the latest release for increased stability and improved material separation.

Intelligent Toolpath Generation

As projects become more complex, users rely on intelligent software tools to streamline the print preparation process. Version 4.1 introduces new collision avoidance logic that will automatically detect potential collisions during the build and alter the print strategy accordingly. The release also includes a new bridging algorithm that can adjust the scanning direction for small gaps based on the model topology. The software can also alter solid layers within a print to create a stronger bond with the outer "shell" of the model, increasing the Z-axis strength of the printed parts.

Multi-Part Sequences

New enhancements provide more options when printing multiple parts on a single build platform. The software offers an improved ability to define completely independent settings for neighboring parts, allowing detailed customization between models. The printing order can also be customized, specifying individual parts that should be completely printed one-at-a-time, or groups of parts that should be printed simultaneously on the same layer. Combined with the new multi-extrusion capabilities, this enables exciting new applications that provide users with greater control over the printing process.

Simplify3D Version 4.1 is now available for download. To learn more about the full release, please visit the Simplify3D website.

About Simplify3D

Simplify3D® develops premium 3D printing software, preferred by innovators, engineers and professional users worldwide. The powerful software application streamlines the 3D printing process, while providing robust customization tools that empower users to achieve high-quality results. The software supports hundreds of 3D printer brands and is available worldwide through an extensive list of industry partners.

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