Feb 7, 2018 | By Benedict

Metal 3D printing specialist Desktop Metal has partnered with additive manufacturing software company Dassault Systèmes for education and generative design projects. The partnership was announced at SOLIDWORKS World 2018.

It’s been a busy week for software company Dassault Systèmes. That’s because the French 3D printing specialist has been in the midst of its very own SOLIDWORKS World exhibition, an event that brings together leading 3D CAD companies and users for demonstrations, discussions, and presentations.

Unsurprisingly, Dassault has been using SOLIDWORKS World to announce its latest business deals, and there are a ton of them.

On Monday, we heard about an exciting HP-Dassault partnership that coincided with the release of HP’s new full color Jet Fusion 3D printers, and we also saw that 3D printed PCB innovator Nano Dimension has incorporated a SOLIDWORKS add-in to its DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D printer.

We also wrote yesterday about how Dassault has partnered with 3D printed prosthetics startup Unlimited Tomorrow, a company that has also linked up with Stratasys.

But there’s more: in one of the most exciting business deals of the week, Dassault has partnered with Massachusetts-based Desktop Metal, creator of the DM Studio and Production 3D printers, to work on generative design tools and education initiatives.

At SOLIDWORKS, which wraps up later today, Desktop Metal has been previewing an advanced software tool that is available exclusively to SOLIDWORKS users. Live Parts, an experimental technology, is a new generative design tool that applies morphogenetic principles and advanced simulation to build strong, lightweight parts in a matter of minutes.

It’s powered by a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)-accelerated multi-physics engine, and auto-generates designs in real time, producing functional designs with complex, efficient geometries that are suited for 3D printing.

“We believe design for additive manufacturing software tools and techniques are critical to the successful fabrication of strong, lightweight parts that perform,” commented Ric Fulop, CEO and Co-Founder of Desktop Metal. “We are excited to partner with Dassault Systèmes on the preview of our latest innovation, Live Parts, and to offer our software tool as a means for educational exploration to the largest community of engineers leading advancements in additive manufacturing.”

All SOLIDWORKS users can preview Live Parts now.



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Robert wrote at 2/9/2018 3:47:25 AM:

Cabbage in, cabbage out. The output of ”a new generative design tool that applies morphogenetic principles and advanced simulation to build strong, lightweight parts" is only as good as the inputs given to creat those shapes.

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