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Physna is a Cincinnati-based 3D modelling software company offering 3D models understandable by software applications for manufacturing, engineering, product design, 3D printing, augmented reality and virtual reality applications.

Physna is a Cincinnati, Ohio-based computer software company. Through geometric deep learning and algorithm technology, Physna codifies 3D models into data understandable by software applications thus enabling 3D models to be treated and analyzed like other code. Physna's software is used in the aerospace, defense, automotive, healthcare, product design, industrial machining industries for engineering and CAD design, 3D printing, augmented reality, and virtual reality applications.

Physna's platform breaks down 3D files into a codified structure which creates a "DNA-like" structure representative of the 3D model. The digitized model allows Physna to show differences and similarities between models, even incomplete models or models with different file formats and determine how models relate to each other. Physna's artificial intelligence and search engine software allows users to also find model matches by predicting descriptions, classifications, cost, and materials.


Launched in August 2020, Thangs is a geometric search engine and online community for 3D model creation intended to support product designer, engineers, and enthusiasts. Thangs launched with more than one million indexed 3D models and search, collaboration, and machine learning tools to source and develop 3D models. Capabilities include shared folders, version control, and social media functions for feedback and advice from users. Physna sees Thangs as a Google or GitHub concept for 3D files. Thangs uses technology from Physna's enterprise product, but it is an open product available for all users. Paul Powers, speaking on Thangs, said:

This product [Thangs] is built to be powerful enough for a leading aerospace CAD engineer, yet simple enough for literally anyone to use. Thangs gives everyone not only access to 3D data, but utility from it as well as using some of the most cutting-edge technology available today.


February 2021
Physna raises a $20,000,000 series B round from Drive Capital and Sequoia Capital.
January 29, 2021
Physna announces it raised $20M in Series B funding. The round was led by Sequoia Capital with participation from Drive Capital, which led Physna's Series A round in 2019.
August 25, 2020
Physna launches Thangs geometric search engine and 3D model creation community
July 20, 2020
Physna adds Tech Veterans Dennis DeMeyere, Mark Kvamme and Jason Warner to Leadership TEam.
July 2019
Physna raises a $6,900,000 series A round from Drive Capital.
December 30, 2018
Physna raises a $2,000,000 seed round.
Paul Powers and Glenn Warner founded Physna.

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Physna Vision Video


July 14, 2020


January 30, 2021
The Pulse of New York Tech
Jonathan Shieber
January 29, 2021
In June of 1999, Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins invested $25 million into an early stage company developing a new search engine called Google, paving the way for a revolution in how knowledge online was organized and shared. Now, Sequoia Capital is placing another bet on a different kind of search engine, one for physical [...]
January 29, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- Physna®, the geometric deep-learning and 3D search solutions company, today announced it raised $20M in Series B funding. The round was led by...


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