Using Topology Optimization & FDM 3D Printing to Make a Simply Supported Beam

Many studies have been completed regarding the use of topology optimization to generate the best designs for 3D printed parts. A trio of researchers – Urvashi Verma, Vipin Gupta, and…

3D Printing News Briefs: March 4, 2020

Business comes first today in 3D Printing News Briefs, as ANSYS and 9T Labs announce a partnership and Sinterit and Prima Powder Laserdyne are both opening new facilities. Moving on…

Researchers Run Simulation Tests on Their 3D Printed CubeSat Before LEO Mission

A pair of researchers from Shantou University in China explored designing and manufacturing a CubeSat with 3D printing, which we have seen in the past. CubeSats, which are basically miniaturized…

Engineering Simulation for 3D Printing Interview with Chris Robinson of ANSYS

Chris Robinson is the Senior Manager of ANSYS Additive Software Development at ANSYS. ANSYS is a billion dollar revenue company that is huge in engineering simulation software. ANSYS software is used to test,…

Adjusting the Design, Material, and Parameters of a 3D Printed Strain Gauge with Computational Simulation

A trio of researchers from the Singapore Center for 3D Printing at Nanyang Technological University recently published a paper, titled “Aerosol Jet Printed Strain Sensor: Simulation Studies Analyzing the Effect of…

ANSYS and Granta Design Partner to Deliver Integrated Simulation Solutions for 3D Printing

  Simulation is an extremely important part of additive manufacturing. There are many things that can go wrong with an additive manufacturing build, particularly when metal is involved, and a…

Using FDM 3D Printing to Make Body Armor Stronger, More Comfortable, and Stab-Resistant

As police officers participate in a multitude of daily, patrol, and even criminally-related duties, like narcotics investigations, they often deal with the threat of sharp force injury; to put it more…

Volkswagen Saves Time with 3D Printed Components During Production of Electric Race Car

3D printing is used often nowadays to help race cars make it over the finish line – preferably in first place and breaking records to boot. Famous automobile manufacturer Volkswagen, headquartered…

Case Study: Senior Flexonics Saves 95% on New Heat Exchanger Design with ANSYS 3D Simulation Software

In order to remain competitive on the market, businesses need to be able to develop innovative products, while keeping costs low and efficiency high. Illinois-based Senior Flexonics recently worked with…

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