Evonik Venture Capital launches its first 3D software tool with Castor technology

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The 3D Software tool helps manufacturers save costs by choosing the right 3D Printing process depending on geometry, material and financial analysis of a single part. The new software has been created by Castor (Israel) in which Evonik’s invested in late 2019.

Castor offers a software technology that assesses a part’s printability, recommends the best printing material and estimates its cost and lead time. The technology helps manufacturers decide if and how to apply 3D printing to their production processes.

With the software, broader adoption of 3D printing at a commercial scale is now possible,(…), That will offer us better insights into customer needs and preferences in order to develop new “ready-to-use” materials.”

-Thomas Große-Puppendahl, head of the innovation growth field AM at Evonik

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Evonik has contributed its expertise in additive manufacturing materials and helped Castor to establish the software as a platform accessible for all industries. The specialty chemicals company has more than 20 years expertise in developing and manufacturing AM materials. With Evonik’s software based on Castor technology, customers now have the opportunity to identify parts that could be printed with materials such as high-performance polymer powders and filaments. Evonik also produces a full range of additives that can modify material properties, for example, improving the flow ability or making the finished part more robust.

The release of Evonik’s new software which is powered by Castor’s technology is a key step in expanding our product portfolio. We are thrilled about the opportunity to solidify the relationship with Evonik and look forward to materializing our vision to increase the amount of end-use parts manufactures using additive manufacturing.”

-Omer Blaier, CEO of Castor.

The video below is the Castor’s software launch in Formnext 2019, presented by Omer Blaier:

The potential of 3D Printing

The start-up’s software is complementary to CAD solutions and customers can analyse their existing CAD files of large assemblies or of many single parts, simultaneously. More specifically, the software performs a comprehensive technical and economic analysis which results in a simple report showing the break-even point for 3D Printing versus traditional manufacturing methods. This allows manufacturers to decide whether to prefer additive manufacturing over traditional methods and empowers engineers to identify parts which can be defined as the “lower hanging fruits,” leading to cost reduction and time savings.

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Evonik, Evonik launches its first software tool for 3D printing based on Castor technology https://corporate.evonik.com/en/evonik-launches-its-first-software-tool-for-3d-printing-based-on-castor-technology-125207.html published on Feb25 2020, re-edited and published on Feb28 2020;

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Youtube Channel of Castor, CASTOR software launch in Formnext 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjaeAvS_j0E published on Nov26 2019, re-edited and published on Feb28 2020;

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