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How to bring sheet metal design into the digital age

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‘The most powerful person in the world is the storyteller. The storyteller sets the vision, values and agenda of an entire generation that is to come.‘  (Steve Jobs). Good news for you: We have plenty of stories to tell and authentic perspectives to share. Therefore, we decided to launch a blog keeping you updated and providing you with insights into modern mechanical engineering and what it’s like to be working in a start-up environment.


How to bring sheet metal design into the digitial age

We are a German start-up, located in Stuttgart, aiming to offer a digital, smart & innovative service to lift part optimization to the next level. This is made possible by the unique combination of expert know-how from the sheet metal industry and AI algorithms. We use common rules for designing a sheet metal part and synchronize it with modern machine learning models.


Our vision: to shape the future of design - fully automated, scalable and available 24/7.

Using our service helps to design a part at best and to save time and manufacturing costs.


In this blog post series (‘How to bring sheet metal design into the digital age‘), we take you on our journey to revolutionize the sheet metal industry by illuminating different perspectives and projects from our departments:


Research & Development

Despite the ubiquitous change in the software landscape, comparatively few companies still make use of cloud services. Automation for design tasks is hardly to be thought of so far. Nevertheless, there are solutions and technologies to overcome all these challenges. From simple "quick-win" software components to algorithms for fully automated design optimization - we would like to give you an insight into the combination of years of expert know-how with state-of-the-art software solutions.

Marketing & Sales

From establishing a brand, creating of an entire marketing concept to publishing related communication: We will reveal some details of this exciting process and share it with you.

Human Resources

You will gather insights into measures of employer branding, co-working with external partners and the role of individual employees, for example when launching a new feature.


We are sure that it will be a challenging way, but we are convinced that we will reach our goal step by step: to be pioneering in the field of automated part optimization.

We believe in teamwork and everything we do, we do with passion.

Follow our journey and don’t miss any of our milestones, experts‘ opinions and personal stories from our employees!

Written by

Julia Kleindienst

Marketing & Sales Specialist

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