Carbon’s acquisition of ParaMatters to enable more complex, higher performance part designs

August 24, 2022

August 24, 2022

Design optimised for metal (AlSi10Mg) reduced the weight of the design from 21kg to 1.5kg (Courtesy Carbon)
Design optimised for metal (AlSi10Mg) reduced the weight of the design from 21kg to 1.5kg (Courtesy Carbon)

Additive Manufacturing technology company Carbon, Redwood City, California, USA, has announced the acquisition of software provider ParaMatters. The acquisition expands Carbon’s current software capabilities to include topology optimisation, and will enable product design and development teams to create better products in less time, using a wide variety of materials and production systems.

A lack of modern design software that can quickly iterate and take advantage of the benefits of Additive Manufacturing continues to constrain the product development lifecycle, states Carbon. The acquisition of ParaMatters is said to addresses this gap and expand Carbon’s generative design software capabilities to enable increased automation and the creation of more complex, higher performance part designs. These benefits build on Carbon’s introduction of Design Engine™ earlier this year, which is used by global brands to automate the process of developing latticed parts for production.

“We recognise the critical role software design tools play in our customers’ digital transformation. For far too long, designers have settled for software design tools that adhere to the limitations of traditional manufacturing,” stated Phil DeSimone, co-founder and member of the Office of the CEO. “Many design tools of yesterday are not optimised to take advantage of industry innovations, including advanced 3D printing materials and manufacturing processes. Both Carbon and ParaMatters have shared the same vision to provide modern tools to ensure product development teams can create better products in less time.”

Craig Carlson, Chief Technology Officer and member of the Office of the CEO, added, “Software is the backbone of our idea-to-production platform and we believe the generative design capabilities from ParaMatters are a key expansion of our design software. By expanding our software capabilities that are optimised for Additive Manufacturing we are empowering a generation of designers and developers to create better end use products with advanced geometries and improved performance characteristics.”

Robert Yusin, Chairman & CEO at ParaMatters, concluded, “The ParaMatters team is proud of the software design tools we’ve built to advance additive manufacturing. The ability to expand our offering as a part of Carbon’s idea-to-production platform will enable our customers to design and produce better products. As one team, we intend to move the manufacturing industry beyond its current roadblocks.”

August 24, 2022

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