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
CogniCAD is ParaMatters’ holistic and agnostic generative design
solution that employs a cloud-based, cognitive design and
high-performance computational platform. Images available to view here.
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’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.
“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,” said ParaMatters Co-founder and Chief Technology
Officer Dr. Michael Bogomolny. “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
“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,” added 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
The CogniCAD 2.1 update can be accessed at www.paramatters.com 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.
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.
ParaMatters is committed to transforming the entire
design-to-manufacturing process by making it autonomous and automated to
generate high quality, optimized lightweighted designs and additive
manufactured structures. For more information, visit www.paramatters.com.