Bradley Rothenberg

Design without boundaries

While digital manufacturing has moved from primarily a prototyping technology into full-scale production, we still use software and methods based on technology from the 1980s. CAD’s foundation is boundary representation (B-rep), which successfully digitized the drafting board, but what’s next?

Incremental improvements on CAD haven’t been able to keep up with the increasing capabilities of modern manufacturing technology. Instead, implicit modeling, a totally new way to model 3D objects, is breaking the boundaries between analysis and design to take full advantage of the complexity that’s possible with digital manufacturing.

Powered by implicit modeling, Field Optimization is built for the future of product development and is already fueling innovation across a range of products from autonomous, swarming factory robots, to zero-energy-hydrogen-powered aircraft to custom orthodontics.