Renishaw Collaborates with ParaMatters on "Click to Print"

Renishaw has partnered with ParaMatters to provide a “click to print” functionality in the cloud software CogniCAD.

Renishaw has partnered with ParaMatters to give manufacturers access to efficiently manufactured metal 3D printed parts.

In an extension of a previous collaboration, Renishaw will use ParaMattersCogniCAD at its AM Solutions Center in West Dundee, Chicago. CogniCAD is said to use topology optimization, computational geometry and high-performance computing to autonomously generate designs that are adapted to make the best use of additive manufacturing (AM). ParaMatters will join Renishaw’s network of software vendors and will provide a “click to print” functionality from CogniCAD. This will enable design review and printability assessment by Renishaw experts before additive manufacture commences. ParaMatters will also have access to Renishaw additive manufacturing (AM) systems for joint customer projects.

“We successfully use Renishaw to additively manufacture ParaMatters optimized designs and have been really impressed with the results,” says Michael Bogomolny, co-founder and CTO of ParaMatters. “We have developed CogniCAD, Meta-Materials Compiler and our new Unique Meso-Structural Designer, that can be used to develop realistic bone-like structural implants—all with simple web-based GUIs allowing for the fast creation of optimal, FEA checked, components. We believe working with Renishaw and implementing ‘click to print’ in our offering will help open up ever wider markets for metal additive manufacturing and our software.”

“Generative design has a clear role to play in lightweighting parts that cannot be produced by computer numerical control (CNC) machining alone,” says Stephen Anderson, AM business development manager at Renishaw. “By working with ParaMatters, potential users can easily try topology optimization, see the results and then engage with Renishaw to assess final suitability for additive manufacturing.