- Integration of Cloud Native Simulation Software into Markforged’s Digital Forge Platform Will Enable Manufacturers to Validate Advanced Composite Parts for the Most Demanding Production Applications
Markforged, the developer of The Digital Forge, an integrated metal and carbon fibre additive manufacturing platform, announced the acquisition of Teton Simulation Software, whose SmartSlice™ technology automates validation and optimises part performance for additive manufacturing applications.
The acquisition expands the Digital Forge’s strategic functionality, giving Markforged’s thousands of users confidence that printed parts will perform as intended, allowing them to replace even more end-of-life metal parts with validated Continuous Fiber Reinforcement (CFR). This addition to Markforged’s software offerings will assist customers in removing the guesswork from configuring slicing parameters for end-use requirements, allowing them to estimate part performance without the wasteful and time-consuming process of physical testing.
Teton Simulation Software
Teton, based in Wyoming, was founded in 2016 as an expert in software technology designed to enable rapid validation and optimization of 3D print parameters to ensure that performance and manufacturing requirements are met. Teton’s SmartSliceTM product integrates with slicer programmes and replaces the traditional print-break-repeat prototyping cycle, which speeds development and reduces the time and cost of producing production-quality parts. Teton’s team will join Markforged’s software organisation to help The Digital Forge solve more industrial problems.
Teton’s technology will be integrated into Markforged’s 3D printing software solution, EigerTM, as a subscription add-on that will provide all manufacturing customers, including small and medium-sized businesses, with a streamlined workflow spanning part design, testing, optimization, validation, and printing at the point of need, all on a single, cloud-based platform. Markforged’s lead in distributed manufacturing is strengthened by the acquisition, which extends its end-to-end platform with fast, automated validation of the most demanding end-use parts and applications.
“Software is the core of Markforged’s solution and our competitive edge. The acquisition of Teton Simulation advances our industry leadership in using software to increase process automation and offers our customers an easy way to validate their parts on the same platform they use to print them. Adding this functionality enables our customers to utilize The Digital Forge deeper into their manufacturing operations. I am excited to welcome the Teton team to Markforged, as we share the vision of leading the future of distributed manufacturing. Together, we continue to strengthen our team and enable our customers to produce mission-critical, end use parts.”– Shai Terem, President and CEO of Markforged
Doug Kenik, CEO of Teton Simulation expressed, “Our team believes in the potential of additive technologies to truly change how we manufacture things, and have worked tenaciously to design a software offering that enables broader adoption of additive. Joining Markforged integrates our technology into a state-of-the-art solution that will reach a broader customer base, and offer resources to scale it. We love the cultural fit with the Markforged team.”
Brady Adams, CTO, Teton Simulation said, “Teton’s integration and fit with Markforged’s tech stack provides the perfect home to develop the next level of additive manufacturing solutions. So many elements of The Digital Forge, including CFR, are game changers and I am so excited to get an opportunity to integrate our advanced simulation technology to help manufacturers all over the world take additive to the next level.”
Terms of the acquisition are not being disclosed.
About Teton Simulation: Teton Simulation develops software products that enhance the productivity of producing 3D printed parts. SmartSlice takes the guesswork out of optimizing a part for minimum print time and material use while ensuring that end-use performance requirements are met.
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