New Polygonica Features on Display for TCT Show + Personalize 2014


New Polygonica Features on Display for TCT Show + Personalize 2014

MachineWorks Ltd will be demonstrating some of the exciting new features of Polygonica - the leading mesh processing toolkit for 3D Printing - at the TCT Show + Personalize at the NEC, Birmingham, UK from the 30th September to 2nd October 2014, stand F28.

Polygonica v1.2 - to be released at the show - represents a milestone in development for polygon mesh processing technology. Some of the new features to be included in this release are as follows:

Individual Hole Closing with Smooth Blending

One of Polygonica's core strengths was the automatic hole closing algorithm, a primary step in preparing CAD models for 3D Printing. This has now been extended to allow users finer control over how holes are closed. The curvature of the model at the edge of the hole can be taken into account to produce smooth hole closing. This often provides a much cleaner model than simple planar closing, and is often essential for models that have been generated from scan data, for example.

Full Support for Texture Mapped Models

Polygonica 1.2 extends support to models with full colour defined by texture maps. The texture coordinates are carefully preserved and interpolated during the mesh healing, Boolean and offsetting processes. As it seems likely that 3D Printing in full colour will become more widespread in the short term, it is vitally important that software keeps in touch with the latest hardware developments.


Fast Large Model Collision Detection

Collision detection and interference analysis was added in Polygonica 1.1. But the new release goes even further by adding highly optimised collision detection for large numbers of complex solids. This feature is highly targeted towards CAD and BIM developers, allowing clash analysis of thousands of static and dynamic parts in less than a second.

About Polygonica

Polygonica is a solid modelling software toolkit for processing polygon meshes.

Built on MachineWorks' core engines, Polygonica's unique polygonal modelling technology takes advantage of 20 years of development providing automatic, fast and robust Boolean operations. Other algorithms in Polygonica allow solid healing, simplification, slicing, sectioning and spun profile calculation.

Polygonica has a wide range of applications such as CFD/FEA meshing, CAD/CAM/CAE, additive manufacturing where there is a requirement to repair defective models with vast numbers of polygons, rapid prototyping, reverse engineering, 3D movies and gaming, geo-exploring, urban modelling and other 3D digital applications.

For more information on Polygonica visit

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.

For more information on MachineWorks visit

About TCT Show + Personalize 2014

Both MachineWorks and Polygonica’s software will be on show at stand F28 for the duration of the show, with staff on hand to help with any queries or questions that you may have.

Dr David David Knight is scheduled to speak at the TCT Show conference session between 14:20 & 14:40 on Wednesday 1st October presenting "Transferring Knowledge from Subtractive to Additive Manufacturing"


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