3D printing company HP Inc. has selected Dyndrite’s geometry kernel to help power its next-generation cloud and edge-based digital manufacturing solutions. The partnership consists of a long term licensing agreement between the two companies and showcases HP’s dedication to AM innovation. It is also worth mentioning that HP’s interest in the company is longstanding: it was the inaugural member of the Dyndrite Development Council.
After years in stealth mode, in April 2019, Dyndrite introduced the Dyndrite Accelerated Geometry Kernel (AGK), the world’s first fully GPU-native geometry engine. The software is specifically developed for building AM hardware and software solutions. In HP’s case, the technology will be used to improve performance, efficiency, automation and extensibility across the company’s portfolio of digital manufacturing products.
“From the very beginning, HP recognized the potential of Dyndrite’s kernel technology. As the first member of the Dyndrite Development Council, we quickly identified areas where Dyndrite’s innovative technology could be applied to solve the larger challenges facing the AM industry,” stated Ryan Palmer, Global Head of Software, Data and Automation at HP 3D Printing & Digital Manufacturing. “For too long the additive industry has been in a state where the capabilities of the manufacturing devices exceeded the ability of the software needed to support them. We needed a new foundation from which to innovate, and Dyndrite’s technology provides that foundation.”
The Dyndrite Kernel will power HP’s next-gen manufacturing software solutions and is expected to have many benefits, including enabling the development of high-performance, scalable and extensible AM hardware and software solutions. The kernel integrates a multi-threaded and GPU-powered hybrid geometry core, scalable modern computation architecture and accessible Python programming interface. The software also has built-in extensibility, which means that HP can use a range of plug-ins for simulation, MES, OEM toolpath development and more.
“The promise of AM is to deliver customized, personalized and on-demand 3D printed parts, on an industrial scale. For this to happen the AM software industry must evolve,” said Harshil Goel, Founder and CEO of Dyndrite. “Dyndrite’s mission has been to accelerate this change. Our collaboration with HP dramatically scales the impact our technology will have in the AM and DM industries. We appreciate the confidence they have placed in us and are energized by their vision. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with HP for years to come.”
As stated, HP was the first member in the Dyndrite Developer Council. Today, this council includes a number of leading AM companies, including 3D Systems, Aconity3D, Altair Engineering, ANSYS, AON3D, Aurora Labs, Desktop Metal, EOS, ExOne, HP, Impossible Objects, NVIDIA, Plural, Renishaw and SLM Solutions. Last month, the software development company appointed AM veteran Stephen Anderson as its new Vice President of Business Development. At the same time, it also opened a new office in the UK. Anderson previously worked at Renishaw as AM Business Development Manager in the U.S.