General Lattice Releases Digital Materials Platform
The platform, Frontier, provides a searchable library of validated mechanical property data to support users in the selection of the best lattice, material, and hardware combination, company says.
May 5, 2023
General Lattice announces the beta release of its Digital Materials Platform, Frontier. Designed to drive adoption of additively manufactured applications, the platform democratizes use of lattice structures by treating them as traditional materials with tangible properties, according to the company.
Partnering with hardware and material companies, Frontier provides a centralized source for validated digital material information. Initial platform partners include EOS, BASF Forward AM and Photocentric with an emphasis on understanding Digital Materials comprised of elastomeric polymers targeted toward foam replacement applications.
“These tools will reduce the effort and costs to replace foam via drop-in lattice solutions, as well as reduce waste generated by physical prototype iterations,” says Dave Krzeminski, Ph.D. senior Additive Minds consultant at EOS.
As the Frontier platform continues to expand, additional partners will be added, and Digital Materials will grow to include metals, ceramics and composites.
Frontier (BETA) is available here and a full version with integration capabilities will become available later this year.
For additional information regarding Frontier (BETA) or to become a Platform Partner, reach out to [email protected].
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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