Siemens has signed an agreement to acquire Atlas 3D, Inc, a Plymouth, Indiana-based developer of software that works with direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) printers to provide automatically design engineers with the optimal print orientation and requisite support structures for additive parts in near real-time. Atlas 3D will join Siemens Digital Industries Software, where its solutions will expand additive manufacturing capabilities in the Xcelerator portfolio of software.
Atlas 3D’s Sunata software is a graphics processing unit (GPU)-accelerated high-performance computing additive manufacturing software solution that can deliver results up to hundred times faster than other build simulation solutions in the market. Sunata software uses thermal distortion analysis to provide a simple, automated way to optimize part build orientation and generate support structures. Siemens plans to make the Atlas 3D solution available through its online Additive Manufacturing Network.
“We welcome Atlas 3D to the Siemens community as the newest member of our additive manufacturing team. The cloud-based Sunata software makes it easy for designers to determine the optimal way to 3D print parts for high quality and repeatability. The combination of Sunata with the robust CAE additive manufacturing tools in Simcenter enables a ‘right first time’ approach for industrial 3D printing,” Zvi Feuer, Senior Vice President, Manufacturing Engineering Software of Siemens Digital Industries Software, said. “
“Siemens is a leader in additive manufacturing, with the most integrated and functionally robust solutions in the industry, so we are excited to join the team. As part of Siemens, we look forward to introducing Sunata to customers who already have Siemens’ AM solutions and can achieve new efficiencies in their front-end design-for-additive process, as well as companies that have yet to start their additive manufacturing journey,” Chad Barden, Chief Executive Officer of Atlas 3D, said.