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posted on 2018-10-30, 13:59 authored 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.


This work has been carried out within the framework of the EUROfusion Consortium and has received funding from the Euratom research and training programme 2014-2018 under grant agreement No. 633053. This project has also received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technical development, and demonstration under grant agreement No. 313781. The views and opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the European Commission. This work has also been part-funded by the RCUK Energy Programme [grant No. EP/P012450/1].