Siemens boosts metals 3D printing tools with Atlas acquisition

Published 13 November 2019

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: simulation, 3d printing, manufacturing, gpu, cloud, additive manufacturing, siemens, cae, atlas, sunata

Siemens Digital Industries Software has announced it is to acquire Atlas 3D, developers of near-realtime print optimisation and support generation software for direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) 3D printers.

Atlas 3D’s cloud-based Sunata software solves the problems by using GPU-accelerated high-performance computing, which along with a computer processing unit (CPU) to facilitate processing-intensive operations such as deep learning, analytics and engineering applications.

Sunata uses thermal distortion analysis to provide an automated way to optimise part build orientation and generate support structures, allowing the designer, rather than an engineering analyst, to perform the simulations, thereby reducing downstream analysis needing to be conducted via Siemens’ Simcenter software.

Zvi Feuer, senior VP of manufacturing engineering software at Siemens Digital Industries Software, said: “The cloud-based Sunata software makes it easy for designers to determine the optimal way to 3D print parts for high quality and repeatability.

“The combination of Sunata with the robust CAE additive manufacturing tools in Simcenter enables a ‘right first time’ approach for industrial 3D printing.”

Siemens plans to make the Atlas 3D solution available through its online Additive Manufacturing Network.

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