Continuing our coverage of 3D printing at CES 2018, topology optimisation software company ParaMatters has launched its new CogniCAD platform for automatically generating light-weighted structures for aerospace and automotive applications.
ParaMatters will be exhibiting at the Techniplas booth within CES 2018, after joining the automotive machining company’s Open Innovation Platform.
From CAD to finished product with minimal user input
A pay per design cloud-based service, CogniCAD initially allows users to import CAD files into the platform, before defining loading and design criteria.
The program then automatically generates a design verified and ready for 3D printing using ParaMatters’ advanced algorithms, which calculate lightweight and metamaterial lattice structures based on the size, weight, strength, style and materials specified by the user.
CogniCAD applies “advanced topology optimization techniques, computational geometry, infinite computing power in the cloud, and artificial intelligence” to accurately determine the necessary structures.
“We are transforming the entire design-to-manufacturing process by making it autonomous and automated to generate high-quality, optimized light-weighted designs.”
“Our proprietary generative engine automatically delivers high performance and quality designs with minimal user input,” said ParaMatters CTO Michael Bogomolny. “As a result, the entire design cycle is compressed from days to hours, and raises the quality of generative designs compared to what can be achieved manually.”
Joining the Techniplas Open Innovation Program
As ParaMatters joins the Techniplas Open Innovation Program alongside companies such as Nano Dimension and Nexa3D, its CogniCAD software will be available on Techniplas Prime’s expanded digital manufacturing platform.
“Today’s announcement paves the way for making additive manufacturing the light-weighting engine of choice for the automotive industry,” said Avi Reichental, CEO of Techniplas Digital. “With ParaMatters on board, we are bringing together some of the latest light-weighting and additive technology companies within Techniplas’ expanding network, which is fast becoming the preeminent hub for industry 4.0 collaboration.”
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Featured image shows a Nubular lightweight structure by the Cargo Collective. CogniCAD’s topology optimization focusses on light-weighting structures. Photo via Cargo Collective.