Stratasys acquires Riven

Stratasys has acquired Riven, which specialises in quality assurance software and has been a connectivity software partner with Stratasys. The Riven app will now be fully integrated into Stratasys’ GrabCAD additive manufacturing platform.

This images shows Riven’s Warp Adaptive Modeling software, which inspects, diagnoses and automatically corrects files.

The Riven software, which is based in the cloud, can be used to inspect, diagnose, and automatically correct deviations between CAD files and actual printed parts. The company is currently testing a new version that uses artificial intelligence to pre-adjust the models automatically. Stratasys’ says that integrating Riven’s software into its own platform will cut production times and the potential for any errors or wasteful iterations of parts.

Shaul Samara, Stratasys Vice President of Global Software, explained: “We believe that by identifying state of the art technology platforms and cultivating them under the Stratasys’ umbrella, companies like Riven can add incremental growth engines to our platform. By integrating Riven’s offerings into our GrabCAD software platform, we will enable more manufacturing customers to adopt Stratasys solutions for end-use parts production.”

The GrabCAD AM Platform enables two-way connectivity between 3D printers, additive manufacturing and enterprise applications, and other manufacturing infrastructure. The open platform includes applications and functionality from other software partners, giving manufacturers a range of options from design through production

Samara added: “This important functionality will help ensure production-scale parts are 3D-printed accurately and can be inspected quickly within a closed-loop additive manufacturing process. The acquisition of Riven is another example of how we are working to ensure we are providing our customers with complete solutions across the entire additive manufacturing digital thread.”

James Page, who founded Riven, will now become a software vice president at Stratasys. He commented: “Our combined mission is to ensure that users’ 3D printed reality matches the CAD file each time. By enabling even higher accuracy, we can open new markets and applications.”

The acquisition, which closed in October 2022, included all intellectual property associated with Riven’s Warp Adaptive Modeling and Predictive WAM technologies. Members of the Riven team will be integrated into the Stratasys Software business unit. 

You can find further information on GrabCAD from stratasys.com.


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