Israeli company Nano Dimension has announced the acquisition of UK-based software specialist Additive Flow. Additive Flow provides solutions for simulation and optimization in 3D printing. Specifically, the software analyzes properties such as material strength, thermal or vibration behavior. According to Nano Dimension, Additive Flow can optimize cost, weight and manufacturing productivity for 3D printed objects.
Additive Flow’s target industries include aerospace, semiconductor manufacturing and optoelectronics. Nano Dimension plans to integrate the technology into its own 3D printing software. This is expected to enable the company’s customers to develop electronic components faster and at lower cost.
“We are excited to become part of Nano Dimension. Our solution was developed specifically for the complex requirements of digital engineering,” said Additive Flow CEO Alexander Pluke. According to Nano Dimension, the tool perfectly complements existing 3D printing systems. It is designed to support processes from simulation to part optimization and production.
Nano Dimension is one of the leaders in 3D printing. The company specializes in the additive manufacturing of electronic components. Through the acquisition of Additive Flow, Nano Dimension is specifically strengthening its software expertise in this demanding market segment.