Fortify Partners with MultiMechanics

The new partnership will help improve the predictability of 3D-printed parts for decreased cost and reduced production time.

Fortify, creator of a platform for Digital Composite Manufacturing, has announced a partnership with MultiMechanics, a developer of multiscale composite modeling and simulation software, to enhance its additive manufacturing capabilities. Through the partnership, Fortify can further validate prints being manufactured and composite materials being used resulting in stronger, higher performing products.

With the help of MultiMechanics’ flagship product, MultiMech, Fortify can simulate the manufacturing process to predict the structural integrity of products, allowing the team to make adjustments to fiber alignment or substitute composite materials to improve print functionality, the company says.

“Digital Composite Manufacturing is a highly complex additive manufacturing process. Our customers rely on our expertise in this space and expect high-performing prints that are produced quickly and affordably,” says Josh Martin, CEO of Fortify. “With the help of MultiMechanics, we’re able to further advance our capabilities in this space, identifying flaws before a print is produced. As a result, we’re able to reduce manufacturing time while improving the quality and integrity of end products.”

MultiMech makes it possible to understand the composites being used at a microscopic level, by allowing designers to zoom into a material’s microstructure to identify flaws, optimize material microstructures and innovate fiber alignments. The software enables users to enhance outcome predictability and avoid potential malfunctions in a product. These capabilities provide Fortify with new resources to provide improved, consistent 3D-printed products, where factors such as structural strength and heat resistance are imperative, the companies say.

“At MultiMechanics, it’s our goal to assist our partners in better understanding the advanced materials with which they work,” says Leandro Castro, CEO of MultiMechanics. “Fortify’s unique approach through Fluxprint and Digital Composite Manufacturing brings new opportunities to the MultiMechanics team, and we’re thrilled to be partnering with them as they continue to revolutionize 3D printing processes.”

The partnership comes after Fortify and MultiMechanics both saw significant growth in 2018. Most recently, Fortify was named a startup challenge winner for the Formnext conference, where the company will be showcasing its Digital Composite Manufacturing capabilities. As both companies continue to grow, Fortify and MultiMechanics plan to integrate the MultiMech API within Fortify 3D printers improving the simulation capabilities for engineers using their products

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