Rapid design exploration through real-time generative design.
Designs for the Real World
Easy Interactive Modeling
Live Parts™ makes generative design easy. Simply set constraints and loading conditions and create optimized, manufacturing-ready models in a matter of minutes.
Designs for the Real World
Live Parts™ brings the radical geometry of generative design into the real world. A combination of dynamic simulation and live finite element analysis results in parts that are highly optimized and able to stand up to both expected and unexpected conditions.
Part geometry is optimised throughout the generation process. Easily produce stable, optimized designs in a matter or minutes.
Dynamic simulation environment
With a complex, multiphysics environment, Live Parts™ accounts for compounding environmental and application forces — strengthening parts for both expected and unexpected conditions.
Live FEA Analysis
View FEA analysis throughout part generation to assess progress and performance. View how your part, in its designated material, will stand up to real-world conditions by toggling between von Mises stress and displacement in real time.
Easy Interactive Modelling
Live Parts™ allows users to take control of the modeling process. With the ability to adjust parameters on the fly, users can see designs change in real-time and easily export them to CAD software for refinement.
Parts are generated in real time and respond to forces as they're applied, meaning users can quickly arrive at the best solution without waiting for a blackbox algorithm or analyzing multiple options for selection.
Live Adjustable Parameters
Adjust parameters - force, magnitude, material, direction - live and immediately see the impact of the changes in real-time throughout the build. Forces, material, support angles and more can be adjusted on the fly during growth.
Seamless CAD integration
Live Parts™ enables direct export to Solidworks and other CAD software for assembly and further finite element analysis (FEA) and modeling. Designs can easily be moved between CAD software and Live Parts™, simplifying iteration without repeating setup processes.
With Live Parts™ there’s no need to spend additional time refining generative designs for manufacturing. Simply define your constraints and the software does the rest, resulting in manufacturing optimized models that are ready to build.
Additive design constraints
With the ability to set constraints on build direction, supports, and more, designs generated by Live Parts™ can be optimized for 3D printing success.
Part geometry is automatically smoothed — creating clean files and avoiding issues of concentrated stresses, resulting in geometry ready for manufacture.
Export files in the format needed for your manufacturing method - whether additive or subtractive - including water-tight STLs and solid-body models. Or import back into CAD for further refinement and featuring.
Live Parts™ applications span a variety of industries including manufacturing, tooling, automotive, consumer, electronics, and oil & gas.
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Applications by Industry
Explore applications for 3D printing across a range of industries.
For automotive manufacturers, 3D printing opens new opportunities for rapid prototyping, creating parts with more complexity than ever before, identifying opportunities for assembly consolidation and exploring new business models centered around on-demand production.Learn More
Manufacturers of consumer goods can use 3D printing for rapid prototyping and testing of new designs for both functionality and market feedback, and as a flexible manufacturing line for low-volume and regionally-targeted production that allows greater design freedom for product customization.Learn More
By investing in 3D printing, educational institutions provide students the tools to bring their work to life, help them build important career skills and enable them to act as additive manufacturing champions when they enter the workforce.Learn More
Using 3D printing, machine designers can print and test multiple part variations, create geometry that cannot be machined, consolidate large assemblies into fewer parts and reduce warehousing costs by printing custom parts on demand.Learn More
Heavy industry firms can use metal 3D printing to create highly-customized components from hard-to-machine materials, keep per-part costs low for custom, low-volume parts, and enable the creation of new designs with greater geometric complexity.Learn More
For companies that produce manufacturing tooling, 3D printing can be an invaluable resource, allowing them to quickly and inexpensively produce complex, custom tooling and easily replace tools when needed, reducing downtime on manufacturing lines.Learn More