Industrial manufacturing company Siemens has signed an agreement to acquire Atlas 3D Inc., a Plymouth, Indiana-based developer of Sunta software that works with direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) printers to automatically provide design engineers with the optimal print orientation and requisite support structures for additive parts in near real-time.
The financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. Atlas will join Siemens Digital Industries Software, where its solutions will expand additive manufacturing capabilities in the Xcelerator portfolio of software. With Atlas3D, designers and manufacturing engineers can quickly gain insights into the optimal part build orientation in order to minimize supports, distortion, effort to remove supports, part material, and printing time.
Atlas’ Sunata software uses thermal distortion analysis to provide a simple, automated way to optimize part build orientation and generate support structures. This approach allows the designer – rather than the analyst – to perform […]
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