Printing with a QuickCast style yields a printed pattern that is hollow. The outside topology of the pattern is referred to as the shell. Inside the shell, a lightweight scaffolding support-like structure, called the lattice, is printed to provide rigidity to the shell.
For post-processing casting patterns, it is necessary to create openings in the shell to allow liquid resin to exit the inside of the shell after printing. These features are referred to as vents and drains.
QuickCast Diamond differs from the traditional QuickCast as follows and with new features:
The Lattice consists of struts forming a uniformly distributed and connected tripod structure instead of the hex pattern as with traditional QuickCast.
QuickCast Diamond provides new commands for defining the shell thickness.
Vents and drains can be located on the any surface on the outer shell, regardless of its orientation.
The software will generate struts as needed to support down-hanging features on the outer shell. The software will also move and eliminate struts as needed to accommodate vents and drains.