Siemens acquires Atlas 3D

Siemens Digital Industries Software has signed an agreement to acquire Atlas 3D, a developer of 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 acquisition will expand the additive manufacturing capabilities in the Xcelerator portfolio of software.
Sunata software by Atlas 3D uses thermal distortion analysis to provide a simple, automated way to optimise part build orientation and generate support structures. This approach allows the designer, rather than the analyst, to perform these simulations, reducing the downstream analysis that needs to be conducted via Simcenter software to achieve a part that meets design requirements.
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