ParaMatters upgrade offers automated design-to-manufacturing processes

October 22, 2020

Designs generated within ParaMatters 4.0 for AM (top left), die casting, 3-axis CNC milling and 5-axis CNC milling (Courtesy ParaMatters)

ParaMatters, Ventura, California, USA, a developer of software for generative design, autonomous topology optimisation, parts consolidation and lightweighting, has announced the release of CogniCAD 4.0, a software upgrade that delivers a smooth and automated workflow from design to manufacturing for both digital and traditional manufacturers.

The software is said to automatically generate ready-to-manufacture, high-performance, lightweighted structures for aerospace, automotive and other mission critical applications.

ParaMatters CogniCAD 4.0 offers engineers and designers the flexibility to generate effective designs using a wide range of manufacturing options, including the use of Additive Manufacturing. The updated software provides more robust and faster solvers, which enhance vibration and stress constraints design with more control over geometry and manufacturing, such as multi-plane symmetry constraints and accurate feature size.

It also offers a new advanced support structures generator to help designers and engineers prepare files for AM, and optimal part orientation, fast slicing and hollowing for investment casting, with new features for latticing and gyroids to enable greater efficiency while saving on materials for prototyping.

“With ParaMatters 4.0, both digital and traditional manufacturers can take advantage of this powerful agnostic CAD-to-CAD generative design and lightweighting software,” stated Dr Michael Bogomolny, ParaMatters co-founder and Chief Technology Officer.

“Designers and engineers can automatically generate high-performance designs that consider various manufacturing technologies and make decisions based on a cost, performance and time-to-market basis,” he added.

CogniCAD 4.0 works by importing CAD files into the platform and  defining loading, design and manufacturing criteria. Within tens of minutes, users can obtain generative designs verified by built-in, finite-element analysis, ready for Additive Manufacturing in both STL/PLY and STEP formats.

CogniCAD 4.0 is available as an annual subscription cloud-based service or on an annual local installation lease using a Windows-based installation. The company offers several subscription and enterprise-based models, and actively engages in several complementary strategic partnerships.

The company stated that it continues to develop advanced algorithms designed to enhance the overall digital thread, and additive and traditional manufacturing capabilities. This includes a cloud-based, generative design platform that automatically compiles lightweight and metamaterial lattice structures on-demand, based on size, weight, strength, style, materials and cost as specified by designers or engineers.

www.paramatters.com

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