Carbon Design Engine

Latticing Software for Designers of Next-Generation Parts

Carbon Design Engine empowers designers to make precisely tuned, high-performance products.

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Companies Making Breakthrough Products with Carbon Design Engine

Boxing Hand Grenade
Hard Head Veterans
Rapid Product Manufacturing GmBH

Accelerated development

Go From Idea to a Functional Latticed Part in Hours

Design Engine’s powerful cloud-based computation can generate advanced conformal lattices in minutes. Pair with a 3D printer, and go from idea to printed part in just a few hours.

Designed for designers

Save Time By Eliminating Tedious, Rote Work

Design lattices that work right away. Carbon Design Engine reduces and usually eliminates any need for the tedious, manual editing of struts or structures post-generate. Carbon Design Engine automatically resolves lattice features, both large and small, while robustly transitioning between different zones inside the same part for tunable performance.

Lattices in production

The core lattice technology in Carbon Design Engine has been used to deliver award-winning products from companies like Specialized and CCM. For some secrets to successfully using lattices in your production design, check out the Eleven Essential Tips for Designing with Lattices guide.

The Specialized Romin saddle with Mirror technology

The latest high-performance product to use Design Engine for ultimate control.

How It Works

Learn how to generate a lattice easily with Carbon Design Engine.

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Define Multiple Performance Zones and Optimize Each Independently

Precisely control performance characteristics across multiple zones in your product for massive tunability of a single material. This capability leverages different lattice cell types, cell sizes, or strut diameters to create different zones of performance. Design Engine uses patent pending technology to seamlessly blend zones, producing attractive, functional lattices ready to use in real-world applications.

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Choose Your Printer

Design Engine offers compatibility with most common additive manufacturing techniques by outputting generated lattices as STLs.

Lattice - Carbon DLS (EPU 41)
Carbon DLS (EPU 41)
Lattice - HP MJF (TPU)
Lattice - Stratasys PolyJet (Digital Clear 70A)
Stratasys PolyJet (Digital Clear 70A)

Lattices: A New Building Block for Innovative Products

Lattices turn materials into programmable building blocks that can be tuned to deliver the characteristics you require at every millimeter. Learn how to create high-performance lattices for next generation products in our Lattice Design Course.

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Software that Enables You to Design Better Performing Products

Lattices deliver unique performance characteristics that can differentiate your product. Here are examples of products, some made with Design Engine, that have improved with a latticed design.

CCM hockey helmet

Impact Absorption & Comfort
CCM Helmet

Fizik bike saddle

Comfort & Pressure Management
Fizik Saddle

Riddell football helmet

Impact Absorption & Comfort
Riddell Helmet

Lightweighting & Topology Optimization
CellCore GmbH

Learn From Application Engineers

Carbon Design Engine: Project Dashboard & Creating a New Project with Shawn Fortner

Carbon Design Engine: Generating a Single Zone Lattice with Kaitlyn Bailey

Carbon Design Engine: Trim and Base with Alyson Borrell

Carbon Design Engine: Offset Mesh with Shawn Fortner

Carbon Design Engine: Multi-Zone with Alyson Borrell

Carbon Design Engine: Feature Edges with Shawn Fortner

Carbon Design Engine: Lattice Search with Beth Bernhardt

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