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New Release: CASTOR Introduces Automatic 3D Simulation from 2D Drawings with just one click.

Tel Aviv, Israel. Nov 2, 2023

CASTOR, a leading industrial software company in the Manufacturing field, is thrilled to announce a significant technological advancement. The company introduces a new capability to automatically visualize 3D parts from 2D drawings.

Once uploading a 2D drawing, CASTOR’s software enables the simulation of a 3D view of every part in the file with just one click.

As a result of this simulation, it offers a comprehensive analysis of the part's printability potential, resulting in better estimations of printability, cost, sustainability, lead time, and supply chain advantages.

Opening New Opportunities

The new capability offers a rapid Geometric Analysis that enables to take quick and informed decisions. The automated analysis considers material properties, cost-effectiveness, and digital supply chain benefits, significantly simplifying the decision-making process. While it doesn't replace the need for a 3D file, this process enables engineers to identify suitable parts for AM in seconds, accelerating the evaluation process and reducing time-to-market for AM projects. CASTOR's new capability introduces a paradigm shift in the world of Additive Manufacturing, cutting costs, reducing inefficiencies, and accelerating the journey from 2D drawings to 3D printing reality.

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"The new capability introduced by CASTOR will be a game-changer for engineers, significantly reducing the time and effort required to qualify AM parts. This tool will eventually enable engineers to expedite the identification of parts suitable for 3D printing and allocate their valuable skills to more strategic tasks." Says Omer Blaier, Co-Founder & CEO of CASTOR.  "With this innovation, we aim to transform the landscape of Additive Manufacturing and make it even more accessible for companies relying on 2D PDF drawings in their manufacturing processes."

Identifying suitable parts for Additive manufacturing. At Scale

In the world of Additive Manufacturing, time is of the essence. The process of selecting the optimal parts for 3D printing out of thousands of parts can be time-consuming.


CASTOR’s software enables to automatic extraction of PMI (product manufacturing information) out of PDF files of 2D Drawings, calculates parts’ size, volume, and complexity, and creates a visual 3D simulation based on dimensions from projected views.

  • Using this information, it suggests the 3D printability of parts, recommends optimal technology and materials, and performs a financial analysis of Additive Manufacturing compared to Traditional Manufacturing. It exports useful information and insights, both as a formal PDF report and a raw data Excel sheet.

  • The quick results guide engineers on which parts to purchase or to further explore their 3D CAD files. Once the selected files are in a 3D format the software, which is available ‘on cloud’ and ‘on-premise’, can also deliver recommendations for re-designing parts for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) - such as part consolidation and weight reduction. The advanced capabilities enable quick assessment of a part’s likelihood to failure, using a unique, tailored to AM, Finite Elements Analysis.



CASTOR is a leading industrial 3D Printing software company that enables optimizing manufacturing and increasing profitability by using industrial 3D Printing. CASTOR solves the challenge of identifying where, when, and how to utilize the benefits of 3D Printing technology, by automating the process of screening parts and highlighting the parts that make a good business case for Additive Manufacturing.
CASTOR's intelligent software analyzes thousands of parts at once and identifies opportunities where Additive Manufacturing makes sense, from a technical, economical, and sustainable point of view. CASTOR provides a wide range of advanced capabilities and offers multiple tools, both for new adopters and for Additive Manufacturing experts, which are fully customizable and can be tailored to each organization's needs.

The company is backed by Evonik, XeroxAsahi Kasei, and financial investors. It is part of Siemens frontier and NVIDIA inspection programs and has partnerships with Stratasys- GrabCAD Print Pro, Materialise CO-AM, Oqton, UltiMaker Digital Factory ,EOS North America- Can I 3D Print This? and others.

Galit Cohen

Marketing Director

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