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ParaMatters Upgrades CogniCAD, its Generative, Autonomous Design and Lightweighting Software

CogniCAD 2.1 Generative Design Software

CogniCAD 2.1 autonomous topology optimizer for lightweighting offers enhanced variety of loading conditions, optimization of build orientation

  • Offers intuitive, simple user interface that works autonomously and instantly.
  • Enhanced variety of loading conditions including forces/moment w/o remote points, pressure, acceleration (g-forces) and thermal loads.
  • Enables design of additive manufacturing and investment casting including stress, stiffness and deformation constraints.
  • Optimization of build orientation to find optimal model orientation for AM, highlight areas for support.
CogniCAD 2.1 Generative Design Software
Above: A lightweighted trailer arm/Image Credit: ParaMatters

ParaMatters, a leading generative design provider of autonomous topology optimization, parts consolidation and lightweighting software solutions, today announced the release of CogniCAD 2.1, an upgrade of its platform that automatically generates ready-to-3D print, high-performance, lightweighted structures for aerospace, automotive and other mission critical applications.

CogniCAD is ParaMatters’ holistic and agnostic generative design solution that employs a cloud-based, cognitive design and high-performance computational platform. 

CogniCAD 2.1 Generative Design Software

CogniCAD 2.1 offers an enhanced variety of loading conditions including thermal loads as a beta release and force/moments via remote points, in addition to existing acceleration (g-forces) and pressure. The software also allows design for additive manufacturing and investment casting as a beta release.

CogniCAD 2.1 Generative Design Software
Above: ParaMatters CogniCAD from STEP file to 3D Printing/Image Credit: ParaMatters

CogniCAD 2.1’s functional design capabilities include stress, compliance (stiffness) and deformation constraints. The platform enables taking an optimal design and  finding its ideal model orientation for additive manufacturing, by minimization of unsupported areas or supports volume, while highlighting areas which require reinforcement. CogniCAD 2.1 introduces 2x calculation speedup and allows users to select the desired combination between resolution and speed of calculations. Finally, there is an enhanced design cabinet view and any minimal glitches in the system have been smoothed out. The designs generated as a 1-click solution, are smooth and watertight STL models ready for AM and STEP models compliant with any CAD system.

According to ParaMatters Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Dr. Michael Bogomolny, “The most powerful agnostic CAD-to-CAD generative design and lightweighting software offering available on the market just got that much better for the automotive, aerospace, medical, industrial and material industries.”

He added, “With CogniCAD 2.1, users have more options and greater flexibility to create lightweighted objects that meet their design and manufacturing needs for challenging real-life applications.”

With CogniCAD 2.1, users have an enhanced tool that merges advanced topology optimization techniques, computational geometry, infinite computing power in the cloud, and artificial intelligence. The result is a powerful and affordable way to unleash the full potential of design for additive manufacturing

Avi Reichental, ParaMatters Co-founder and board member

CogniCAD 2.1 works by first importing CAD files into the platform, and then defining loading and design criteria. Within minutes, users can obtain generative designs verified by built-in Finite-Element Analysis, ready for 3D printing in both STL and STEP formats. All ParaMatters-generated designs can be directly produced using additive manufacturing.

The CogniCAD 2.1 update is now can be accessed at the official ParaMatters website 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 overall digital thread and additive manufacturing capabilities. This includes a new cloud-based, generative design platform that automatically compiles lightweight and 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, deliver biomimicry design for optimal structural infills that are mission-critical for certain additive manufacturing processes.

About ParaMatters: 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 ready, high-performance, lightweighted structures for aerospace, automotive and other mission critical applications. 


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