Markforged has expanded its software portfolio with the acquisition of Teton Simulation and its SmartSlice technology for automating the validation and optimisation of part performance for 3D printing.
Markforged will integrate Teton’s technology with its existing 3D printing software solution, Eiger, as a subscription add-on.
The acquisition adds extra functionality Markforged’s software offering by helping users to configure slicing parameters for end-use requirements, allowing them to estimate part performance without physical testing.
SmartSlice 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 organisation.
“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,” said Markforged CEO Shai Terem.
“Adding this functionality enables our customers to utilise The Digital Forge deeper into their manufacturing operations.”
Teton Simulation COE Doug Kenik, added: “Our team believes in the potential of additive technologies to truly change how we manufacture things, and have worked tenaciously to design a software offering that enables broader adoption of additive.
“Joining Markforged integrates our technology into a state-of-the-art solution that will reach a broader customer base, and offer resources to scale it. We love the cultural fit with the Markforged team.”
“Teton’s integration and fit with Markforged’s tech stack provides the perfect home to develop the next level of additive manufacturing solutions,” said Teton CTO Brady Adams. “So many elements of The Digital Forge, including CFR, are game changers and I am so excited to get an opportunity to integrate our advanced simulation technology to help manufacturers all over the world take additive to the next level.”
Terms of the acquisition are not being disclosed.