Jan.21, 2014

Cimatron, a leading provider of integrated, CAD/CAM software solutions for mold, tool and die makers as well as manufacturers of discrete parts, announced today 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.

The AMF format was jointly adopted as an industry standard by both ASTM International and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) last year. It is an XML-based format designed to allow any computer-aided design software to describe the shape and composition of any 3D object to be fabricated on any 3D printer. Unlike its predecessor STL format, AMF has native support for color, materials, lattices, and constellations.

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 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.

Mr. Danny Haran, Cimatron's President and CEO, noted: "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." Cimatron has currently more than 40,000 installations worldwide.

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