Live Parts™ is an experimental technology from DM Labs, Desktop Metal’s internal research and innovation group. It takes a new approach to generative design by applying morphogenetic principles and advanced simulation to shape strong, lightweight parts.
Live Parts is driven by nature-inspired algorithms that cause parts to grow and adapt based on their function and environment. Powered by a GPU-accelerated, multi-physics engine, Live Parts auto-generates designs in minutes. This enables users to quickly realize the full potential of additive manufacturing—including material and cost efficiency, and design flexibility.
Desktop Metal has partnered with SOLIDWORKS® to bring a preview of Live Parts into the existing CAD system where designers and engineers already work. SOLIDWORKS users will receive exclusive access to leverage this new approach to generative design to shape strong, lightweight parts that are ideally suited for 3D printing.
We provide access to the Live Parts preview via our cloud-hosting partner, Paperspace. Through Paperspace, SOLIDWORKS users gain unrestrained access to Live Parts, hosted on GPU-accelerated virtual machines and streamed over the cloud to their local machines, ensuring a consistent, high-quality experience regardless of local machine hardware.
For more information about Live Parts, please visit labs.desktopmetal.com/liveparts.