Nano Dimension acquires Additive Flow technology to enhance simulation and optimisation software

August 15, 2023

Additive Flow can improve Additive Manufacturing build time (Courtesy Additive Flow)
Additive Flow can improve Additive Manufacturing build time (Courtesy Additive Flow)

Nano Dimension Ltd, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA, reports it is acquiring the technology and intellectual property of Additive Flow, a software company based in London, UK.

Additive Flow has developed simulation software for mechanical, thermal, thermo-mechanical properties, as well as frequency and fatigue across a range of materials and processes. The product addresses design, production, and quality decisions whilst working to optimise for cost, weight, as well as manufacturing productivity and yield.

The company’s customer base consists of the advanced optics & optoelectronics, aerospace & defence, semiconductors, advanced energy, and electronics vertical market sectors.

The acquisition of Additive Flow is considered a significant achievement in Nano Dimension’s product development roadmap. Computer-aided engineering and design components are integral to the company’s design-through-manufacturing product strategy. Simulation algorithms and optimisation capabilities are particularly important for utilising the benefits of Additive Manufacturing. Additive Flow’s AI and GPU accelerated software is expected to improve the ability of Nano Dimension’s customers to replicate, design, and enhance prototypical layouts of AME electronic components in a fast and cost-effective manner. Nano Dimension will integrate Additive Flow’s core technology into its proprietary FLIGHT design package suite.

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“The Additive Flow team is thrilled to join Nano Dimension,” stated Alexander Pluke, CEO and CTO of Additive Flow. “Our solution was born out of real engineering challenges we faced to harness the capability of advanced manufacturing. Our platform is built from the ground up to handle all the complex data and decisions of digital engineering, so teams can focus on their key goals. We are fortunate to have found a great partner in Nano Dimension where our innovation can be leveraged to its maximum potential. We look forward to building on our impressive track record and continuing to develop Additive Flow’s software and enhance Nano Dimension’s leading AM and AME product offerings.”

Nick Geddes, Senior Chief Technology Officer of Nano Dimension, added, “We have been looking at the software market for simulation and optimisation offerings for some time. There are many strong solutions in the market that do certain elements of those complicated tasks, but it is Additive Flow’s product that stood out in terms of the functionality we needed for a holistic solution, especially in the context of our requirements across AME and multi-dimensional polymer, metal and ceramic AM. The acquisition will add considerable firepower to the ability of our customers to leverage our leading digital manufacturing solutions.”

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