Next-Gen 3D Printing Software

Carbon's 3D printing software expands the tools for designing and producing parts with its Digital Light Synthesis technology.


Carbon (Redwood City, CA) recently unveiled a new version of its 3D printing software that expands its tools for designing and producing polymeric parts with its Digital Light Synthesis technology and resins. Features include:

  • Supported by cloud-based finite element analysis that analyzes parts to help identify where more support may be needed. This can help reinforce edges, provide greater measurement accuracy or minimize material usage.
  • A secure, cloud-based computing architecture that can speed up simulations.
  • Software-controlled chemical reactions for the printing process, with complex models built into the software. This can help in making changes more quickly in transitioning from design to prototyping to production.
  • Algorithmic design that allows for creating internal lattice structures.
  • Embedded printer profiles for optimizing speed and repeatibility.
  • Product history capabilities that allow for referencing a unique ID that can be used to identify the specific printer, resin, and even post-processing protocols that were involved in making that part.