Stratasys has acquired Riven cloud-based software solution, which aims to help customers inspect, diagnose, and correct deviations between CAD files and printed parts, resulting in higher accuracy and lower cost.
Riven’s cloud-based software will now be integrated into Stratasys’ GrabCAD AM platform, benefiting customers using any Stratasys 3D printer running GrabCAD Print software.
Stratasys said a new version of this software that uses artificial intelligence to pre-adjust the models automatically, is currently being tested.
This solution should allow users to save time especially when it comes to the inspection phase which, in many cases, can create delays of weeks or months with traditional methods.
By integrating Riven’s software into a closed-loop 3D printing process, Stratasys aims to help its customers scale their shipments of 3D-printed end-use parts while reducing waste through fewer iterations to improve sustainability.
“We believe that by identifying state-of-the-art technology platforms and cultivating them under the Stratasys umbrella, companies like Riven can add incremental growth engines to our platform,” said Stratasys VP of global software Shaul Samara.
“By integrating Riven’s offerings into our GrabCAD software platform, we will enable more manufacturing customers to adopt Stratasys solutions for end-use parts production.”
“This important functionality will help ensure production-scale parts are 3D printed accurately and can be inspected quickly within a closed-loop additive manufacturing process,” he went on.
“The acquisition of Riven is another example of how we are working to ensure we are providing our customers with complete solutions across the entire additive manufacturing digital thread.”
“It’s been clear to us for some time how much quality is in Stratasys’ DNA, so we knew joining them would be a great fit,” said Riven founder James Page, who will now be a software VP at Stratasys.
“Our combined mission is to ensure that users’ 3D printed reality matches the CAD file each time. By enabling even higher accuracy, we can open new markets and applications.”