PicoGK: A Revolutionary Computational Engineering Framework is being open sourced by Leap 71.


Leap 71, a pioneering company in the field of computational engineering, has taken a major leap forward by open sourcing a highly advanced computational engineering software framework. Those familiar with Fabbaloo will remember our recent series on computational engineering, which introduced this revolutionary concept. If you missed it, you can catch up by reading the first part here.

To quickly recap, computational engineering is a cutting-edge technique used to create intricate 3D models. While generative approaches define fundamental forces and allow a system to evolve a solution, computational engineering takes this to a whole new level. By focusing on a specific domain, it automatically generates a complete 3D model based on descriptive inputs.

But how do you access these exceptional computational engineering models? Leap 71 has devised a solution by combining various components to create what they call a tiny computational engineering kernel. This kernel serves as the foundation for generating astoundingly complex 3D models. And today, they have made a groundbreaking announcement: the “pico” sized geometry kernel, known as PicoGK, is now open source and available for download on GitHub – completely free of charge.

This release could mark a turning point in the history of 3D model design, and consequently, the world of manufacturing. By harnessing the immense power of computational engineering, creating highly intricate 3D printable models will become significantly easier. Until now, many product designers have been unable to access appropriate software tools to design such complex models. However, with the open sourcing of PicoGK, we can expect a wave of both open source and commercial tools that offer computational engineering functionality.

Nevertheless, it is essential to recognize that computational engineering is still a relatively new topic that relatively few individuals fully comprehend. It will take some time for these concepts to permeate our environment. However, we must express our sincere gratitude to Leap 71 for providing this powerful open source tool to the world. With the availability of PicoGK, countless possibilities await in the realm of 3D model design and manufacturing.

To get your hands on PicoGK and start exploring the realm of computational engineering, visit Leap 71’s GitHub page. Exciting times lie ahead!

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