ParaMatters Upgrades its Generative, Autonomous Design and Lightweighting Software
CogniCAD 2.1 autonomous topology optimizer for lightweighting offers enhanced variety of loading conditions, optimization of build orientation. It also features an intuitive, simple user interface that works autonomously and instantly.
April 30, 2019
ParaMatters, generative design provider of autonomous topology optimization, parts consolidation and lightweighting software solutions, announces the release of CogniCAD 2.1, an upgrade of its platform that automatically generates ready-to-3D print, lightweighted structures for aerospace, automotive and other applications.
CogniCAD is ParaMatters’ holistic and agnostic generative design solution that employs a cloud-based, cognitive design and high-performance computational platform.
CogniCAD 2.1 offers an enhanced variety of loading conditions including thermal loads as a beta release and force/moments via remote points, in addition to existing acceleration (g-forces) and pressure. The software also allows design for additive manufacturing and investment casting as a beta release.
CogniCAD 2.1’s functional design capabilities include stress, compliance (stiffness) and deformation constraints. The platform enables taking an optimal design and finding its ideal model orientation for additive manufacturing, by minimization of unsupported areas or supports volume, while highlighting areas which require reinforcement. CogniCAD 2.1 introduces 2x calculation speedup and allows users to select the desired combination between resolution and speed of calculations.
Finally, there is an enhanced design cabinet view and any minimal glitches in the system have been smoothed out. The designs generated as a 1-click solution, are smooth and watertight STL models ready for AM and STEP models compliant with any CAD system, according to ParaMatters.
“The most powerful agnostic CAD-to-CAD generative design and lightweighting software offering available on the market just got that much better for the automotive, aerospace, medical, industrial and material industries,” says ParaMatters co-founder and chief technology officer Dr. Michael Bogomolny. “With CogniCAD 2.1, users have more options and greater flexibility to create lightweighted objects that meet their design and manufacturing needs for challenging real-life applications.”
“With CogniCAD 2.1, users have an enhanced tool that merges advanced topology optimization techniques, computational geometry, infinite computing power in the cloud, and artificial intelligence. The result is a powerful and affordable way to unleash the full potential of design for additive manufacturing,” adds Avi Reichental, ParaMatters co-founder and board member.
CogniCAD 2.1 works by importing CAD files into the platform, and then defining loading and design criteria. Within minutes, users can obtain generative designs verified by built-in Finite-Element Analysis, ready for 3D printing in both STL and STEP formats. All ParaMatters-generated designs can be directly produced using additive manufacturing.
The CogniCAD 2.1 update can be accessed at ParaMatters' website via a pay-per-design, cloud-based service. The company is offering several subscription and enterprise-based models, and engages in several complementary strategic partnerships.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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