The AM composite behavior is more predictable with MultiMech and Fortify

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Imagem relacionadaMultiMechanics, a developer of multiscale material modeling and simulation software, and Fortify, a 3D Printing company specialized in composite material systems, have announced a strategic partnership to improve the predictability of composite Additive Manufacturing.


Fortify will use MultiMechanics’ flagship product, MultiMech, to predict the structural integrity of printed parts before printing, and to help optimize the design by controlling the fiber orientation throughout the structure.

We see a definite need for better predictability of 3D printing, and we believe that our application poses a unique case for the MultiMech software. The resulting printed parts take full advantage of the strength-to-weight benefits of composite materials to a degree of resolution and complexity not possible before.”

-Josh Martin, CEO of Fortify.

Many companies involved in Additive Manufacturing of composites struggle to determine how their printed part will behave. With the Fortify print analysis software and Fluxprint printing capabilities, MultiMech will act as a tool to provide the required feedback for the closed-loop iterative design of composite parts with optimized fiber orientation. This collaboration will enable users to optimize the design and manufacturing of parts to fit specific applications.

We have a few exciting projects in the pipeline that will benefit from the use of MultiMech, including end use components for industrial UAVs and injection molding tools. We are excited to partner with MultiMechanics to push the 3D printing industry forward.”

-Josh Martin, CEO of Fortify.

As the two startups continue to expand, MultiMechanics and Fortify plan to integrate the MultiMech API in Fortify 3D printers. The simulation capabilities of MultiMech would then be available to users of Fortify, giving engineers full control over the Additive Manufacturing process, from design and testing to final production. MultiMechanics announced a capital raise of $1.9 million. The goal of the investment was to grow the company’s engineering team, further its product development pipeline, and expand its position in the commercial marketplace.

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