Carbon (Redwood City, CA) recently unveiled a new version of its 3D printing software that expands its tools for designing and producing polymeric parts with its Digital Light Synthesis technology and resins. Features include:
- Supported by cloud-based finite element analysis that analyzes parts to help identify where more support may be needed. This can help reinforce edges, provide greater measurement accuracy or minimize material usage.
- A secure, cloud-based computing architecture that can speed up simulations.
- Software-controlled chemical reactions for the printing process, with complex models built into the software. This can help in making changes more quickly in transitioning from design to prototyping to production.
- Algorithmic design that allows for creating internal lattice structures.
- Embedded printer profiles for optimizing speed and repeatibility.
- Product history capabilities that allow for referencing a unique ID that can be used to identify the specific printer, resin, and even post-processing protocols that were involved in making that part.