We exist to combine intelligence with 3D printing. We connect manufacturers to 3D printing capabilities to enhance their business and provide our technological expertise. Castor’s technology allows manufacturers to save on fixed costs and reduce lead time.
We want to relieve engineers from tedious routine tasks in order to give more time for creative and enjoyable work. We autonomously generate lightweight and superior designs ready for manufacturing within tens of minutes up to several hours.
RepliSLS3D is an integrated solution for nearly all kinds of 3D printing, laser sintering (SLS/SLM), additive manufacturing, stereolithography (SLA) and other rapid prototyping applications. It supports a lot of different hardware from scratch, provides several features which are not common to this kind of software and supports Windows™ and Linux ™.
With our unique combination of generative, manual, and simulation-based design tools, we let engineers create parts whose functional requirements are baked right in. With Element, you can optimize lattice structures with respect to user-defined inputs, imported data, or our integrated FEA - letting you make the right parts for your application, every single time.
ANSYS is the global leader in engineering simulation. We help the world’s most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, we help them solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination.
Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of 3D software for global markets.Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries—including the last 19 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects—use Autodesk software to design, visualize, and simulate their ideas before they're ever built or created. From blockbuster visual effects and buildings that create their own energy, to electric cars and the batteries that power them, the work of our 3D software customers is everywhere you look.Through our apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Android, we're also making design technology accessible to professional designers and amateur designers, homeowners, students, and casual creators — anyone who wants to create and share their ideas with the world.
Wilfried Vancraen started Materialise twenty years ago in Leuven, Belgium, through its work with Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, Materialise works to put great products aimed at niche markets directly into the marketplace as well as helping make the prototypes of products later manufactured by the millions. With its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium, and branches worldwide, Materialise has been playing an active role in the field of Additive Manufacturing (AM) since 1990. In addition to having the largest single-site capacity of AM equipment in Europe, Materialise is also a provider of innovative software solutions.
solidThinking creates, develops, and markets technology that helps our user community bring the most desirable products to their customers faster. solidThinking was started in 1991 to meet the needs of Italian industrial designers, and acquired by Altair in 2008. Our offering has now been expanded to assist product development for designers, engineers, architects, and scientists. solidThinking software is sold and supported by a global network of distribution partners and is also available as part of the Altair HyperWorks suite.
FreeCAD is a parametric 3D modeler made primarily to design real-life objects of any size.Parametric modeling allows you to easily modify your design by going back into your model history and changing its parameters. FreeCAD is open-source and highly customizable, scriptable and extensible.FreeCAD is multiplatfom (Windows, Mac and Linux), and reads and writes many open file formats such as STEP, IGES, STL, SVG, DXF, OBJ, IFC, DAE and many others.
Who is FreeCAD for? A couple of user cases:
The home user/hobbyist. Got yourself a project you want to build, have built, or 3D printed? Model it in FreeCAD. No previous CAD experience required. Our community will help you get the hang of it quickly!The experienced CAD user. If you use commercial CAD or BIM modeling software at work, you will find similar tools and workflow among the many workbenches of FreeCAD.The programmer. Almost all of FreeCAD's functionality is accessible to Python. You can easily extend FreeCAD's functionality, automatize it with scripts, build your own modules or even embed FreeCAD in your own application.The educator. Teach your students a free software with no worry about license purchase. They can install the same version at home and continue using it after leaving school.