Carbon acquires ParaMatters to develop software design tools optimized for additive manufacturing


Carbon today announced the acquisition of ParaMattersa generative design software provider for additive manufacturing.

The acquisition expands Carbon’s current software capabilities to include topology optimization. Its software platform is now expanding to enable design and product development teams to create better products in less time using a wide variety of materials and production systems. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Traditional manufacturing can place constraints on many software platforms used to design and manufacture products. This includes injection molding, molding and subtractive processes. The lack of modern design software capable of leveraging the benefits of AM can limit product development cycles.

The acquisition of Carbon is intended to fill this gap and expand Carbon’s regenerative design software capabilities. Carbon says this will allow for increased automation and the creation of more complex and better performing part designs. The benefits build on Carbon’s recent introduction of Design Engine, which is used to automate the process of developing lattice parts for production.

“We recognize the essential role that software design tools play in the digital transformation of our customers. For too long, designers have been content with software design tools that respect the limitations of traditional manufacturing,” said Phil DeSimone, co-founder and member of the CEO’s office.

DeSimone continued, “Many of the design tools of yesterday are not optimized to take advantage of industry innovations, including advanced 3D printing materials and manufacturing processes. Carbon and ParaMatters share the same vision of providing modern tools to ensure product development teams can create better products in less time.

“Software is the backbone of our platform from idea to production, and we believe the generative design capabilities of ParaMatters are a key extension of our design software,” said Craig Carlson, director of technology and member of the CEO’s office.

Carlson added, “By expanding our software capabilities optimized for additive manufacturing, we are empowering a generation of designers and developers to create better end-use products with advanced geometries and improved performance characteristics.

Robert Yusin, President and CEO of ParaMatters, added, “The ParaMatters team is proud of the software design tools we have created to advance additive manufacturing. The ability to expand our offering under Carbon’s idea-to-production platform will enable our customers to design and produce better products. As a team, we intend to move the manufacturing industry beyond its current hurdles. »

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