Markforged acquires Teton simulation software
Brandforged announces the acquisition of a 3D printing simulation start-up Teton simulation software.
The deal will see Markforged integrate Teton’s technology as an add-on to its own Eiger software solution to provide customers with a streamlined, cloud-based workflow spanning design, testing, optimization, validation and printing. pieces. Although terms were not disclosed, Markforged said Teton’s team would join its software organization.
The composites and metals 3D printing company describes software as “the heart” of its solution and says the acquisition will advance its “industry leadership in using software to increase process automation ” and will validate the parts on the same platform used for printing.
“Adding this functionality allows our customers to use The Digital Forge more deeply in their manufacturing operations,” said Shai Terem, President and CEO of Markforged. “I am delighted to welcome the Teton team to Markforged, as we share the vision of leading the future of distributed manufacturing. Together, we continue to strengthen our team and enable our customers to produce critical end-use parts.
Teton was founded in 2018 to enable rapid validation and optimization of 3D printing parameters and part performance. Its SmartSlice software, a finalist for this year’s TCT Software Award, can be integrated with slicer programs, demonstrated last year with Ultimaker and BigRep’s Cura platform, to speed development while reducing time and effort. costs. Markforged believes Teton’s capabilities will add mission-critical functionality to its Digital Forge software to “take the guesswork out of configuring die-cutting parameters for end-use requirements” and give users confidence that printed parts will perform as intended. .
“Our team believes in the potential of additive technologies to truly change the way we make things, and have worked tenaciously to design a software offering that enables wider adoption of the additive,” said Doug Kenik, CEO of Teton. Simulation. “Joining Markforged integrates our technology into a cutting-edge solution that will reach a wider customer base and offer resources to scale it. We love the cultural fit with the Markforged team.
“Teton’s integration and fit with Markforged’s technology stack provides the perfect place to develop the next level of additive manufacturing solutions,” said Brady Adams, CTO, Teton Simulation. “Many elements of The Digital Forge, including CFR, are game changers and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to integrate our advanced simulation technology to help manufacturers around the world take additive to the next level. .”
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