Funding for end-to-end AM software

Software specialist Divergent Technologies says that it has received US$160 million to industrialise its end-to-end digital production system for 3D printing.

According to the company, the software incorporates generative design, additive manufacturing (AM) and automated assembly, particularly with regards to vehicle structures.

“Divergent replaces the conventional structure design and production process, which is reliant on legacy software, vehicle architectures, tooling and related factory assets with a proprietary, patented, end-to-end system for vehicle design and engineering, volume manufacturing and assembly,” the company said.

Recently the software was used to make a hypercar which beat the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) production car track lap record by six seconds and the Laguna Seca production car track lap record by two seconds. According to Divergent, the vehicle was designed to use a range of fuels, including carbon recycled methanol and other e-fuels.

The company next intends to scale up its manufacturing facilities, with factories planned Europe and the USA from 2024.