Carbon, a Silicon Valley-based 3D manufacturing company, has announced a new version of its next-gen 3D printing software that expands its industry-leading tools to design, engineer and make polymeric parts using Carbon’s Digital Light Synthesis™ (DLS) technology and resins.
With this software release, Carbon now offers a variety of tools that enable customers to print parts easily and successfully the first time, optimize supports for material usage, and minimize post-processing. These new software tools are backed by finite element analysis (FEA), a powerful cloud-based computational technique that simulates the forces of DLS.
Since the release of Carbon’s first 3D printer, the M1, in April 2016, the company has been using its modern software to bring its hardware and materials together into a powerful, easy-to-use, digital-first manufacturing system.
Additionally, some of the key overarching features of Carbon’s software include (i) Software-controlled chemical reaction of the printing process; (ii) Algorithmic design; (iii) Printer profiles; (iv) Provenance; and (v) Fleet management.