Hexagon and 3D Systems to offer manufacturers “engineering-aware” generative design
December 8, 2021
Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division, headquartered in Cobham, Surrey, UK, has collaborated with 3D Systems, Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA, to enhance its 3DXpert® design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) solution with Hexagon’s generative design technology. The integration of HxGN Emendate – Hexagon’s generative design technology – is expected to unlock new levels of performance for users of the 3DXpert solution, which supports both metal and plastic Additive Manufacturing.
3DXpert, which is now part of Oqton’s expanded portfolio, is a platform-neutral, integrated solution that enables users to prepare, optimise, and build high-quality parts quickly. Hexagon stated that it has further enhanced this solution by helping customers with high-performance design needs to accelerate the transition from concept to optimal, fully-engineered and manufacturing-ready design.
Ben Schrauwen, co-founder and CEO of Oqton, stated, “We are excited about this collaboration and the potential it holds for existing and future customers looking for the best-in-class Additive Manufacturing software, now with the generative design engine that makes Hexagon the go-to for enhancing the speed and optimisation of 3D printed designs.”
“This partnership is a great step to ensuring that manufacturers worldwide have the opportunity to implement Hexagon’s generative design capabilities,” added Thomas Reiher, director, Generative Design at Hexagon. “We’re excited to contribute to such a trailblazing system as 3DXpert, to help improve outcomes the most demanding customers and facilitate industrial adoption together.”
The HxGN Emendate generative design engine is available to end-users through MSC Apex Generative Design.