Carbon acquires ParaMatters to expand software design tools optimised for additive manufacturing

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3D printing technology company Carbon has announced the acquisition of ParaMatter, a software provider for additive manufacturing.

In a statement, Carbon said topology optimisation is now a part of Carbon’s existing software capabilities thanks to the acquisition. Carbon’s technology platform is now expanding to allow product design and development teams to produce better products in less time using a wide range of materials and production systems. 

Carbon said the acquisition addresses manufacturing gaps, including limitations of traditional manufacturing processes and constraints in the product development cycle caused by the lack of modern design software that can take advantage of the benefits of additive manufacturing. According to Carbon, it also expands the company’s generative design software capabilities to enable increased automation and the creation of more complex, higher-performance part designs. Carbon added that these benefits build on the introduction of Design Engine™ earlier in the year, which global brands use to automate the process of developing latticed parts of production.

“We recognise the critical role software design tools play in our customers’ digital transformation. For far too long, the designers have settled for software design tools that adhere to the limitations of traditional manufacturing. Many design tools of yesterday are not optimised to take advantage of industry innovations, including advanced 3D printing materials and manufacturing processes. Both Carbon and ParaMatters have shared the same vision to provide modern tools to ensure product development teams can create better products in less time,” said Phil DeSimone, co-founder and member of the Office of the CEO at Carbon.

According to Craig Carlson, Chief of Technology Officer and member of the Office of the CEO at Carbon, software is the foundation of Carbon’s idea-to-production platform, and they believe that ParaMatters’ generative design capabilities are a vital expansion of Carbon’s design software. 

ParaMatters Chairman and CEO Robert Yusin stated that the ParaMatters team is proud of the software they’ve built to advance additive manufacturing.


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