Software for metal based 3D printing

The innovative software solution for additive production

An all-in-one solution from SLM Solutions Software GmbH:
The Additive.Designer is a universal and flexible tool for the additive production of complex components.
The software is used in fields such as aeronautics and space flight, medical engineering, and the automobile industry.

“Our goal is to manufacture parts that meet the highest requirements of our customers.”

Additive.Designer Benefits

While CADS GmbH has amassed a lot of experience in the area of software development for professional usage, SLM Solutions Group is considered to be an innovative company in the area of additive production. This profound know-how was combined in Additive.Designer which thus offers a large number of key benefits.

Modular structure
enables flexible integration

Traceability thanks to
sophisticated user management

Can adapt
to your environment

Intuitive interface
for simple and fast operation

Software and machine
in harmony

The Design Process

in Six Steps

Select Machine

Based upon criteria such as material or component size, the Additive.Designer recommends the ideal machine.

File Import

The software permits the importing of various file types. Via the native CAD import, the Additive.Designer sets new standards during the data processing for the additive production process


By means of various aids which have been developed in cooperation with the clients, the first settings are selected. They include recommendations for “good” orientations, suitable supporting geometry, etc.


Our intelligent algorithms, coupled with the intuitive interface, enable a very easy adaptation to those criteria which are critical for the processing and quality of the component.


The last step before production is the verification of the single-layer models. Thus, the high quality standard of our clients is fulfilled. Moreover, the Additive.Designer displays an overview of all costs as well as the planned time expenditure.

SLM File and Print

After the verification, the printed file is created and then sent to the printer for production.

Further information

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