TrueSOLID Gets Generative Design Upgrade
Phillip Keane posted on April 12, 2018 |

Colorado-based generative design company Frustum has announced the commercial release of the latest version of its TrueSOLID technology, which powers its flagship Generate product.

Spanner made with generative design. (Image courtesy of Frustrum.)
Spanner made with generative design. (Image courtesy of Frustum.)

The new release contains Frustum’s proprietary TrueSOLID volumetric geometry kernel, which enables the blending of topology-optimized models with traditional non-optimized models, allowing the best of both worlds without the need for chopping up your topology-optimized model in order to make it manufacturable. The kernel is a first for industry and will, according to Frustum, put us one step closer to single-click designs.

“The TrueSOLID volumetric geometry kernel was designed to be a fundamental component of next-generation 3D design software and to enable design for additive manufacturing,” said Jesse Coors-Blankenship, CEO and founder of Frustum. “The intention is to bring about the transformation of CAD design from deterministic to generative. Moving towards a single-click solution for product design, our technology grants engineers and designers the freedom to reimagine how parts can be designed for a new generation of complex products made with 3D manufacturing.”

In addition to the new kernel that enables the geometric blending, the new version of TrueSOLID contains updates enabling multipart assembly optimization, new optimization modes and kernel-integrated mesostructure (lattice) functionality.

The Generate platform is a browser-based application running in the cloud, and you can try a demo at this link. The technology is currently being commercially licensed to Siemens PLM software, serving Siemens NX and Siemens SolidEdge customers.

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