The New Face of Polygonica (MachineWorks)



Sheffield - 24th October, 2013 - Sheffield based MachineWorks Ltd, provider of CNC simulation & verification and polygonal mesh processing software - has welcomed a new member to its business development team.Polygonica sales manager

Dr David Knight will have responsibility for the exciting new Polygonica software: a fast, robust and automatic polygonal mesh processing toolkit. Polygonica's proven technology  has been at the core of the MachineWorks software toolkit for machining simulation for nearly 20 years and is embedded in many leading manufacturers. It provides efficient and stable algorithms for polygonal mesh healing, simplification, Boolean operations, solid offsetting and slicing/profiling.

"Polygonica delivers a compelling solution for mesh processing in a wide variety of industries" said Dr Knight. "In particular, 3D printing is a very hot topic and ensuring watertight meshes is vital to successfully complete an additive manufacturing process.  Other industries where Polygonica can make a real difference are CAD/CAM, CAE, CFD, reverse engineering, simulation, and gaming".

"We are very pleased to welcome David into our business team" said Dr David Manley, Managing Director of MachineWorks Ltd. "This is an exciting time for Polygonica and it is critical we have the sales as well as technical resources to fully realise the potential of this new product".

Dr Knight has a long history in computer graphics and simulation both in technical and managerial positions, having worked for Structure Vision Ltd, Quantum3D Inc, Advanced Visual Systems Inc and the Numerical Algorithms Group before joining MachineWorks. He holds a BEng in Engineering Science from the University of Liverpool and a DPhil in Computer Graphics from the University of Oxford. In his spare time he enjoys cycling, skiing and early T2 bay campervans.

About MachineWorks Ltd

MachineWorks Software sets the standard for CNC simulation and verification component software in the industry. More than 60% of CAM developers in the world have integrated MachineWorks technology into their applications and benefited from MachineWorks’ cutting-edge functionality for nearly 20 years. MachineWorks’ toolkit has been integrated by software and hardware OEMs looking for a solution in simulation of material removal and clash and gouge detection of any type of CNC machining. MachineWorks’ core technology combines speed, accuracy and stability. It is ideally suited for anti-crash systems, complex machining and full machine simulation.

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The Polygonica toolkit provides polygon modelling component software for industries such as CAD/CAM/CAE, CFD, reverse engineering, rapid prototyping, 3D printing, 3D movies and gaming, geo-exploring, urban modelling and other 3D digital applications.

For more information on Polygonica visit

See the MachineWorks team at Euromold, Hall 8 Stand G111.

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