Hyperganic launches AI-based algorithm design software to the public

Engineering software developer Hyperganic announced the public launch of Organonuclear 3which is the latest iteration of the company’s AI-based computational design software.

Backed by a $7.8 million funding round last year, the software platform allows users to design 3D-printable parts using computational models, providing an alternative to the traditional component design process. The Hyperganic Core is expected to greatly simplify engineering workflows in sectors such as aviation, enabling computationally complex geometries to be completed in minutes while ensuring optimum performance.

As of June 15, Hyperganic Core 3 is officially open to a “limited number” of first-time public applicants. Free to download, soft rollout will happen in batches from hundreds of users simultaneously.

“Computational engineering translates ideas into designs in minutes, as the engineer sets the rules and the computer generates the results,” said Lynn Kaeser, CEO of Hyperganic.

3D-printed bicycle saddle designed in Hyperganic Core 2. Image via Hyperganic.
3D-printed bicycle saddle designed in Hyperganic Core 2. Image via Hyperganic.

The history of the organic heart

In development for the past seven years, the Hyperganic Core’s backbone is a special purpose engineering core based on 3D voxels. Much of the platform is written directly in Assembly, a low-level programming language just a step above binary machine code (0s and 1s). As such, it is close to hardware level and optimized for a variety of processor architectures. Kayser says it works fine even on a fanless MacBook Air.

The initial release was Hyperganic Core 1. The (then small) team worked closely with several 3D printer manufacturers to ensure the platform was compatible with powder coat, resin, and extrusion-based processes.

Hyperganic Core 2 was the first time the Kayser team had integrated an external coding interface with Visual Studio and C#. The language was chosen because it is simple yet modern and suitable for large-scale software development. This has enabled the company to expand sevenfold over the past 18 months, having now hired an entire division of software engineers.

Since Core 2, the company has also created comprehensive online tutorials that people can use to train themselves in algorithm engineering. Hundreds of early adopters have been invited to the platform since then, many of whom have coded their own AI design algorithms for fields like aviation and consumer goods.

Last month, Hyperganic partnered with the leading manufacturer of 3D printers EOS to me Core integrates with EOS laser powder layer 3D printers. The companies have already used the software to design a complete aviation rocket engine, which was built on the EOS machine.

3D printed rocket engine built with Hyperganic Core.  Image via EOS.
3D printed rocket engine built with Hyperganic Core. Image via EOS.

Democratizing Generative Design with Core 3

With Core 3 now available to the public, anyone with the will to do so can learn how to design 3D-printable parts using computational geometry. Kayser states that for non-commercial and open source users, Hyperganic Core will always be free to use. Customers also have the option to monetize the items they design, as well as the custom algorithms used to design them.

Kayser writes, “You can share your code and open source it—and I hope many of you will, because we engineers should focus on new problems to solve rather than sweating over things that were done in the past.”

Close-up of a 3D-printed rocket engine.  Image via EOS.
Close-up of a 3D-printed rocket engine. Image via EOS.

Despite its quick release, Hyperganic Core is not the only generative design software available. Biggest fish in the pond n topologieswho recently submitted a file 3D printing retina technology. The new network design tools, designed to be easy and fast to use, aim to provide users with greater control over the complex network structures of DfAM applications.

Last year, a developer software engineer Autodesk Announced a massive 80% price cut for its algorithmic design software, The Fusion 360 . Generative Design Extension. Launched in 2018 for an annual subscription of $8000 per year, the AI-powered extension has always been relatively unavailable to anyone other than the major engineering and manufacturing companies.

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Featured image shows a close-up of a 3D-printed rocket engine. Image via EOS.