DARPA Funds Multimillion Dollar Project to Expand Limits of CAD

Published by , July 4, 2017 12:24 pm

(3DPrintingIndustry)  PARC, a Xerox company, announced it has been chosen as part of a team of organizations — including Siemens, Georgia Institute of Technology (GT), and Michigan State University (MSU) — by the DARPA TRAansformative DESign (TRADES) program. The goal of TRADES is to develop a new digital modeling program that expands the limits of current computer aided design (CAD). TRADES technology will facilitate the creation of more complex objects, optimized for rapid “design-to-manufacturing” through 3D printing and other digital techniques.
“This project will have significant impact for high-performance products in specialized industries such as aerospace, defense, automotive, energy production, manufacturing tooling, medical devices and consumer products,” said Dr. Suraj Musuvathy, Senior Scientist, Siemens Corporate Technology. “Our team provides a one-of-a-kind combination of skills. Siemens’ and GT’s experience in CAD systems provide unique insight into how typical users think about and react to different methodologies. Michigan State University provides a strong background in multidisciplinary optimization. Siemens and PARC are long-time experts in, and users of, additive manufacturing and composite technologies, providing the team access to engineers and material scientists with extensive experience in commercial applications.”

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