2018-10-30T13:59:06Z (GMT) by David Hancock
SLMtools is an extensible, hierarchical, object-oriented package written in Python3 with classes for buildset (multiple related builds to be compared), build parameters, material, and part details. This data can be written to and read from a range of data formats including Microsoft spreadsheets and the open, language-independent, JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) format. Calculation tools included provide simple weld pool modelling, normalised and volumetric energy density calculations and parameter comparisons and conversions between pulsed and steady state laser systems to allow a degree of predictive capability. Input parameters and results such as part density can be visualised and tabulated using included methods.