ParaMatters releases updated CogniCAD system for Additive Manufacturing

May 2, 2019

ParaMatters has released CogniCAD 2.1, an upgrade of its autonomous design and lightweighting software (Courtesy ParaMatters)


ParaMatters, Ventura, California, USA, a provider of software for generative design, autonomous topology optimisation, parts consolidation and lightweighting, has released the latest version of its CogniCAD generative design software, which employs a cloud-based, cognitive design and high-performance computational platform.

The upgraded CogniCAD 2.1 is expected to offer 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. It will reportedly also allow design for Additive Manufacturing and investment casting as a beta release.

According to ParaMatters, CogniCAD 2.1 works by first importing CAD files into the platform, and then defining loading and design criteria. Users can obtain generative designs verified by built-in Finite Element Analysis (FEM), ready for Additive Manufacturing in both STL and STEP formats.

CogniCAD’s functional design capabilities include stress, compliance (stiffness) and deformation constraints. The platform also enables users to take an optimal design and find its ideal model orientation for Additive Manufacturing, by minimising unsupported areas or supports volume, while highlighting areas which require reinforcement.

Dr Michael Bogomolny, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of ParaMatters, stated, “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. 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 optimisation 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,” commented Avi Reichental, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of ParaMatters.

The CogniCAD 2.1 update can now be accessed as a pay-per-design, cloud-based service via the company’s website.

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