Quickie: Siemens adds Atlas 3D to 3D printing bench
Siemens announced yesterday that it will acquire Atlas 3D, Inc. before then end of November. Atlas 3D makes Sunata, software that helps designers optimize print orientation and support structures for direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) printers via sophisticated thermal distortion analysis.
Zvi Feuer, senior vice president, Manufacturing Engineering Software of Siemens Digital Industries Software said that Atlas 3D brings “cloud-based Sunata software [which] 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.”
Chad Barden, chief executive officer of Atlas 3D, adds “Sunata … equips designers to more easily design parts that are printable, which helps companies more quickly realize the benefits of additive manufacturing.”
Atlas 3D will join Siemens Digital Industries Software. No details of the transactions were made public.