FRANKFURT AM MAAIN, Germany—-(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today at Formnext, Markforged (NYSE: MKFG), the company strengthening manufacturing resiliency by enabling industrial production at the point of need, announced the release of new Simulation features for its additive manufacturing software. Simulation is free to try until April 2023. The company will then offer a paid subscription.
3D printing can be integrated into tooling or end-use applications. This requires part strength. Simulation is a way for manufacturers to increase their use of additive manufacturing, even in the most challenging production applications.
Larsen Motorsports creates jet engine drag racing cars that can reach speeds of over 280mph. Stock aluminum steering wheels can be shaped for larger hands than Josette Roach’s rookie House of Kolor sponsored dragster driver. This puts safety and performance at serious risk. Larsen Motorsports used Simulation to design and print a Continuous Carbon Fiber reinforced Onyx™ steering wheel strong enough to replace aluminum. “We can now test it with Simulation, iterate and keep iterating until we get a design we’re happy with,” said Brian Tocci, Director of Operations, Larsen Motorsports. “We don’t have to print ten different parts. It’s possible to do everything in Simulation.
Unlike traditional software tools that need specialized expertise and time-consuming analysis, Simulation is designed for additive manufacturing and works within the familiar Eiger™ software slice and print workflow. Virtual testing allows users to validate the strength and stiffness of parts by identifying anchor and load surface and then entering loads, factor safety, and maximum deflection values. To optimize parts, they can automatically determine print settings for floors or walls, infill, fiber reinforcement and wall surfaces. This allows them to meet speed and print cost goals while still maintaining adequate strength.
“Simulation enables our customers to adopt The Digital Forge deeper into their manufacturing operations by replacing more mission critical tooling and end-use metal parts with validated and optimized 3D printed advanced composite parts with Continuous Fiber Reinforcement,” said Shai Terem, President and CEO of Markforged. “Cloud-based software innovation like Simulation is core to our mission to bring industrial part production to the point of need.”
Anyone with a Markforged Eiger Account can get simulation for free today. Visit www.markforged.com for more information and to sign up. Markforged will present “How simulation, in-process monitoring and inspection will drive the future of additive manufacturing” at Formnext on Friday November 18th at 11:40 in Hall 12, Stand E38.
Markforged (NYSE.MKFG), is making manufacturing more resilient, flexible and adaptable by bringing industrial production on-demand to the point where it’s needed. The Markforged Digital Forge – the reliable, intelligent and easy-to-use additive manufacturing platform – empowers any manufacturer to create robust end-use parts in both metal and composites anywhere and anytime. The Digital Forge is used by over 10,000 customers in 70+ countries to overcome the limitations of traditional manufacturing and strengthen their supply chains. Markforged is located in Watertown, Massachusetts, where it creates the hardware, software, and materials that power its platform. Visit www.markforged.com to learn more.
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