Integrated software for 3D printing and validation of composites parts
Markforged, creator of the integrated metal and carbon fiber additive manufacturing platform, The Digital Forge, announced the acquisition of Teton Simulation Software (“Teton”), whose SmartSlice™ technology automates validation and optimizes part performance for additive manufacturing applications.
Markforged will integrate Teton’s technology with its 3D printing software solution, Eiger™, as a subscription add-on that will offer all manufacturing customers, including small- and medium-sized businesses, a streamlined workflow spanning part design, testing, optimization, validation and printing at the point of need, all on a single, cloud-based platform. The acquisition enhances Markforged’s lead in distributed manufacturing by extending its end-to-end platform with fast, automated validation of the most demanding end-use parts and applications.
The acquisition adds strategic functionality to the Digital Forge to give Markforged’s thousands of users confidence that printed parts will perform as intended, enabling them to replace even more end-use metal parts with validated Continuous Fiber Reinforcement (CFR). This addition to Markforged’s software offerings will help customers take the guesswork out of configuring slicing parameters for end-use requirements, knowing they can estimate part performance without the wasteful and slow process of physical testing.
Founded in 2016 in Wyoming, Teton is an expert in software technology built to enable rapid validation and optimization of 3D print parameters to ensure that performance and manufacturing requirements are realized. Teton’sSmartSlice™ product integrates with slicer programs and replaces the typical print-break-repeat prototyping cycle which speeds up development and reduces the time and cost of production-quality parts. Teton’s team will join Markforged’s software organization to help expand the number of industrial problems that The Digital Forge solves. “Software is the core of Markforged’s solution and our competitive edge. The acquisition of Teton Simulation advances our industry leadership in using software to increase process automation and offers our customers an easy way to validate their parts on the same platform they use to print them. Adding this functionality enables our customers to utilize The Digital Forge deeper into their manufacturing operations,” said Shai Terem, President and CEO of Markforged. “I am excited 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 mission-critical, end use parts.”