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Welcome to DREAM.3D, a FREE, open and modular software package that allows users to reconstruct, instantiate, quantify, mesh, handle and visualize microstructure digitally. The core software package has four (4) major functionalities.
  1. First, a series of EBSD data files (either EDAX .ang or HKL .ctf) can be read and packed into a single HDF5 data file in order to reduce data size and clutter.
  2. The sections can be aligned, cleaned, reconstructed, segmented and statistically characterized.
  3. Synthetic microstructures can be created using a set of automatically generated statistics or your own statistics.
  4. The reconstructed volumes and the synthetic volumes can be surfaced meshed to allow the models to be moved into FEM or other simulations.

DREAM3D makes the reconstruction of 3D EBSD data simple and straight forward. The development of more features is always on going and the DREAM3D development team welcomes your feed back whether you are first time user or seasoned user.

If you find that you are having trouble using DREAM3D, please fill out the support request form. Someone from the DREAM3D development team will get back to you as time permits.
DREAM3D is completely open source and free for anyone to use whether that is in a commercial, academic or research setting. We encourage every one to give it a try and provide feedback about your experience. Precompiled binaries are available for OS X, Linux and Windows.
Source Code Availability: All source codes are publicly available through the GitHub repository. The GitHub web site also has the official bug tracker.
Twitter: DREAM3D is now on Twitter. Follow us @DREAM3DApp

EBSD Reconstruction

DREAM3D is using EBSD data from a Serial Section experiment to create a 3D reconstruction of the sectioned volume
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Surface Meshing

DREAM3D is using a MultiMaterialMarching Cubes algorithm to create a triangular Surface Mesh of the structure
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Single Phase Synthetic

DREAM3D is using a set of statistics to generate a synthetic single phase microstructure.
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Rolled Synthetic Volume

DREAM3D is using a set of statistics to generate a synthetic rolled microstructure.
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Fiber Composite Synthetic

DREAM3D is using a set of statistics to generate a synthetic fiber composite microstructure.
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