If you have a specialist production challenge and need to use a third-party material to solve it, then you need Stratasys’ OpenAM software. This software tool lets you use any FDM material on the market with specific Stratasys FDM machines. You can use the tool to change printer parameters to tune the results of your prints, including when using materials from Stratasys’ validated materials programme. It can even be used to help you develop your own materials in-house. If you are working in a research field, are an OEM manufacturer, in aerospace or a service bureau, OpenAM combines the best of both worlds – the reliability and repeatability of Stratasys’ integrated hardware, software and in-house materials, with the flexibility of open market materials.
Each OpenAM license applies to a specific machine and comes with the software tool that lets you develop parameters and create upgraded files, along with a user guide with plenty of help and methodologies to use the tool. You also get a consumable starter kit, containing a bundle of canisters, spools, e-prom chips and a tip that you will need to load the material into the machine.
Currently, Stratasys OpenAM works with Stratasys Fortus 450mc machines that have been fully hardened. Other FDM machines will follow in the future. You will also need an OpenAM print head and the OpenAM software, which requires an annual subscription.