CogniCAD 2.1 topology optimizer for lightweighting, additive manufacturing and investment casting delivers the widest range of generative designs and manufacturing optionality
Detroit, MI, May 20, 2019 — ParaMatters, a leading provider of manufacturing ready generative design, autonomous topology optimization, parts consolidation and lightweighting software solutions, announced it will publicly demonstrate its CogniCAD 2.1 platform for the first time at RAPID + TCT 2019 in Detroit.
CogniCAD automatically generates ready-to-3D print or investment cast high-performance, lightweighted structures for aerospace, automotive and other mission critical applications both as a cloud-based service or localized enterprise solution.
ParaMatters plans to demonstrate CogniCAD’s latest capabilities live throughout the show at the XponentialWorks booth #2117 at the Cobb Center in Detroit, May 21-23. The company invites industry practitioners, qualified resellers and strategic partners to experience how generative design is unlocking the full potential of additive manufacturing and investment casting. To reserve your private demonstration at Rapid+TCT, please make your appointment today. Availability is limited.
The designs generated by CogniCAD 2.1 as a one-click solution are smooth and watertight STL models ready for additive manufacturing or STEP files that are compliant with all CAD systems. The new CogniCAD release offers an expanded range of loading conditions including thermal loads and force/moments via remote points, and also to existing acceleration (g-forces) and pressure. In cases when loading conditions are not known, CogniCAD’s AI generates a robust design autonomously. This new and advanced feature ensures that the design is tailored to the specific application field (aerospace, automotive, medical or industrial design).
CogniCAD 2.1 comes with broader design for additive manufacturing and investment casting with functional design capabilities including stress, compliance (stiffness) and deformation constraints. By minimizing unsupported areas or supports volume, CogniCAD generates the most optimal design and find its ideal model orientation for additive manufacturing while highlighting areas which require reinforcement. Importantly, CogniCAD 2.1 allows users to select the desired combination between resolution and speed of computation with the introduction of its 2X computational speedup. ParaMatters believes that providing the optimal print orientation is a critical step towards applying generative design to optimize the entire support structure and accordingly the company is planning to release further generative support capabilities throughout the remainder of this year.
“We are proud to make CogniCAD 2.1’s debut at RAPID + TCT,” said ParaMatters Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Dr. Michael Bogomolny. “This enhanced version of ParaMatters’ powerful agnostic CAD-to-CAD generative design and lightweighting software provides more options and greater flexibility for the most challenging of design and manufacturing applications.”
“For the first time ever, engineers and designers have at their fingertips a powerful design tool, in CogniCAD, that enables them to fully unlock the potential of additive manufacturing and investment casting,” said Avi Reichental, ParaMatters Co-founder and Chairman. “CogniCAD 2.1 accomplishes this with the impressive combination of advanced topology optimization techniques, computational geometry, elastic computing power in the cloud, and artificial intelligence.”
CogniCAD 2.1 works by first importing CAD files into the platform, then defining loading (manually or asking CogniCAD AI to do this), and design criteria. Users can obtain generative designs within tens of minutes that are verified by built-in Finite-Element Analysis. All ParaMatters-generated designs can be directly produced using additive manufacturing.
The CogniCAD 2.1 update can be accessed at www.paramatters.com as a pay-per-design, cloud-based service. The company is offering several subscription and enterprise-based models, and actively engages in several complementary strategic partnerships.
ParaMatters continues to develop advanced algorithms designed to enhance the entire manufacturing design and overall digital thread and additive manufacturing capabilities. This includes a new cloud-based, generative design platform that automatically compiles metamaterial lattice structures on-demand, based on size, weight, strength, style, materials and cost as specified by designers or engineers. Unique meso structural capabilities, which are offered as a design service that delivers biomimicry design for optimal structural infills, a mission-critical requirement for certain additive manufacturing processes.
ParaMatters is the leader in autonomous topology optimization and generative lightweighting design. The company’s cloud-based cognitive design platform is capable of automatically generating additive manufacturing and investment casting ready, high-performance, lightweighted structures for aerospace, automotive and other mission critical applications. ParaMatters is committed to transforming the entire design-to-manufacturing process by making it autonomous and automated to generate high quality, optimized lightweighted designs and additive manufactured structures. For more information, visit www.paramatters.com.
Silicon Valley Communications