Cutting-Edge Technologies to Guide Engineers and Designers to the Next Generation of Products
ASSESS Initiative, a broad reaching multi-industry initiative to facilitate a revolution of enablement that will vastly increase the availability and effectiveness of Engineering Simulation, is proud to announce that Frustum, Inc. will be a Gold Sponsor for the upcoming ASSESS 2018 CONGRESS, to be held at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort, Oct 28th-30th, 2018.
Frustum has announced a new release of its GENERATE software for interactive generative design that enables engineers to develop multiple optimized models to identify the best solution within minutes. Artificial intelligence enables the software to significantly shorten the time for designing high-performing products, delivering a near-real-time interaction with the generative design model. The software generates designs based on functional requirements, and parts produced this way can be lighter and stronger while using less material than those designed with traditional CAD, the company says.
The best hardware in the world is useless without software telling it what to do; advances in software unlock the true potential of 3D printing, and this week’s releases showcase some new capabilities sure to appeal to users.
Frustum Inc., developer of what it calls the industry’s first interactive generative design solution, this week announced a new release of its GENERATE software. According to the company, GENERATE represents a new paradigm for design, interactive generative design, which fundamentally alters how products are modeled for manufacture by allowing engineers to interact and iterate in real time with generative design models. As a result, engineers can develop multiple well designed and optimized models to identify the best solution literally in minutes versus hours or days.
3D software maker Frustum released a Windows version of their powerful GENERATE tool.
GENERATE uses their “TrueSOLID” technology to automatically generate optimized 3D models that would typically be produced on metal 3D printers. The idea is to use simulation of forces on a shape to strengthen some portions and remove material from others to optimize the model’s geometry to best meet the specified mechanical needs.
I believe this is approach is the future of part design, as the increasing availability and familiarity of metal 3D printers enables a practical means to produce the part. In past years there were literally no practical ways to produce the highly complex parts generated by algorithms, so there was no need for such software.
Frustum is one company providing this capability with their TrueSOLID tech. We reported on this technology some months ago, but at the time they provided it only as a plug-in to popular 3D CAD packages and as a cloud service. This was (and is) quite a serviceable approach, as most parts are indeed designed within said CAD packages.
But now they’re offering another option.
The 2018 3D Printing Industry Awards nominated software startup Frustum Inc. has launched its GENERATE design platform for Windows operating systems. Powered by the company’s patented generative design engine, TrueSOLIDⓇ, GENERATE is an intuitive program for creating topology-optimized components for additive manufacturing, milling and casting.
Frustum Inc., innovator of interactive generative design solutions, announced a new release of its GENERATE software. GENERATE represents a new paradigm for design, interactive generative design, which fundamentally alters how products are modeled for manufacture by allowing engineers to interact and iterate in real time with generative design models. As a result, engineers can develop multiple perfectly designed and optimized models to identify the best solution in a matter of minutes versus hours or days previously.