How we collaborate with you
We employ Computational Engineering, where we write computer algorithms that output sophisticated geometry ready for manufacturing.
What we bring
At the beginning of our project, we will decide on a manufacturing method (such as Industrial 3D printing, milling, etc.). All of our software is based on PicoGK our free and open-source framework for Computational Engineering, that is under constant refinement.
We are experts in generating complex geometry for specific manufacturing processes. While we also bring a wealth of domain expertise in many fields and incorporate knowledge of our advisory board, we will primarily rely on your input to implement your industry solution.
How we collaborate
In the initial phase of the project we will code the computational model with your input. We will rely on our computational framework for many standard solutions, and implement new algorithms targeted at solving your engineering challenge.
We will be transparent in which code will be specific for you, and what we regard as background intellectual property, which will be re-used for other projects, and potentially open-sourced.
We can either collaboratively work together, sharing the code as we progress, or, we perform a code handover at the end of the project, where we usually train one or two engineers on your side on how to continue working on the computational model.
Our goal is to enable you to continue to improve and modify the computational model on your own after code handover.
Our commitment to Free and Open Source Software
We have the highest regard for proprietary intellectual property and trade secrets.
At the same time, we believe the more code modules and algorithms we can provide under Open Source licenses, the more our productivity and the entire field of engineering is uplifted and accelerated. Just as the global software industry thrives on a broad base of code that is freely available, we believe that universally available engineering code can help us build better solutions for you, as we can tap into the contributions of a large development community, that is forming around Computational Engineering.
We will protect your intellectual property to the utmost degree, but will encourage the open sharing of engineering code that is not directly related to your trade secrets. The decision is always yours.
Our default mode for our own code is sharing as Open Source.
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