Generative design

3Dealise and Arup Take a Hybrid Approach to Architectural 3D Printing

3Dealise and Arup Take a Hybrid Approach to Architectural 3D Printing

Generative design is a computational design approach that mimics the evolutionary designs of nature. Designers input their design goals and parameters into generative design software, which uses cloud computing to explore and test all possible solutions and generating alternatives to aspects that don’t work. The designer then chooses the solution that works best for the […]

Generative design is a computational design approach that mimics the evolutionary designs of nature. Designers input their design goals and parameters into generative design software, which uses cloud computing to explore and test all possible solutions and generating...
The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing 3D Printing Materials

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing 3D Printing Materials

As additive manufacturing technology continues to grow and spread, countries all over the world are working hard to make sure they’re always on top, and even ahead of, the latest innovations. From the Be3D conference and setting aside funding for an additive manufacturing hub, to opening the country’s first integrated 3D printing hospital lab and a […]

As additive manufacturing technology continues to grow and spread, countries all over the world are working hard to make sure they’re always on top, and even ahead of, the latest innovations. From the Be3D conference and setting aside funding for an additive...
Shiro Studio's 3D Printed Walking Stick is Both Attractive and Comfortable

Shiro Studio's 3D Printed Walking Stick is Both Attractive and Comfortable

Many people have to rely on walking sticks to get around, due to injury, illness or advanced age. Very few people, if any, however, are happy about relying on walking sticks. They can certainly be something to celebrate if you’re recovering from an injury and have improved enough to move forward from a wheelchair or […]

Many people have to rely on walking sticks to get around, due to injury, illness or advanced age. Very few people, if any, however, are happy about relying on walking sticks. They can certainly be something to celebrate if you’re recovering from an injury and...
Exclusive Interview: Manufacturing Industry Strategist Diego Tamburini Examines the Evolution of 3D Printing Software Packages

Exclusive Interview: Manufacturing Industry Strategist Diego Tamburini Examines the Evolution of 3D Printing Software Packages

Software packages that support 3D printing are advancing rapidly and have become incredibly powerful and complex in the last decade or so. While a number of companies offering software solutions that support 3D printing have increased exponentially in the recent past, established players like Autodesk are doing their best to push limits on technology in […]

Software packages that support 3D printing are advancing rapidly and have become incredibly powerful and complex in the last decade or so. While a number of companies offering software solutions that support 3D printing have increased exponentially in the recent past,...
MIT CSAIL Researchers Develop Design System for 3D Printing Topology Optimization

MIT CSAIL Researchers Develop Design System for 3D Printing Topology Optimization

Whether they’re inspired by a gold beetle to 3D print a multi-material electronic device, creating programmable soft 3D printing materials for robots and drones, or making it possible to watch 3D movies at home without having to wear 3D glasses, we’re always interested to hear what new innovation the researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and […]

Whether they’re inspired by a gold beetle to 3D print a multi-material electronic device, creating programmable soft 3D printing materials for robots and drones, or making it possible to watch 3D movies at home without having to wear 3D glasses, we’re...
How Sexy Does 3D Printing Need To Be?

How Sexy Does 3D Printing Need To Be?

A fast-growing industry is appealing, from a business sense, of course; investors, inventors, and customers alike all flock to get in on the Next Big Thing. With several 3D printing startups now valued at more than a billion dollars — unicorns! — as well as billion dollar partnerships, billion dollar acquisitions, and billion dollar contracts, […]

A fast-growing industry is appealing, from a business sense, of course; investors, inventors, and customers alike all flock to get in on the Next Big Thing. With several 3D printing startups now valued at more than a billion dollars — unicorns! — as well...
Disaster Inspires Japanese Designers: Generative Design & 3D Printing Create Relief Effort X VEIN Drone

Disaster Inspires Japanese Designers: Generative Design & 3D Printing Create Relief Effort X VEIN Drone

The benefits of drones in efforts at disaster relief are well documented. The democratic nature of 3D printing and the growing numbers of people who have been educated, either self or through programs, means that more people than ever can contribute to the creation of such disaster relief vehicles. Such is the case with a […]

The benefits of drones in efforts at disaster relief are well documented. The democratic nature of 3D printing and the growing numbers of people who have been educated, either self or through programs, means that more people than ever can contribute to the creation of...
Generative Design Will "Underpin Autodesk Future Growth": VP of Simulation Foresees a New Manufacturing Paradigm, Starting with 3D Printing

Generative Design Will "Underpin Autodesk Future Growth": VP of Simulation Foresees a New Manufacturing Paradigm, Starting with 3D Printing

A few short years ago, I would likely have laughed had someone posed the question, “What would happen if a car participated in its own redesign?” At RAPID + TCT last month, though, that question was greeted instead with a room full of thoughtful pondering when Mickey McManus, Chairman and Principal at MAYA Design and Research […]

A few short years ago, I would likely have laughed had someone posed the question, “What would happen if a car participated in its own redesign?” At RAPID + TCT last month, though, that question was greeted instead with a room full of thoughtful pondering...
Combining the Old with the New: Autodesk Uses 3D Printing and Investment Casting to Create Lightweight Airplane Frame Seats

Combining the Old with the New: Autodesk Uses 3D Printing and Investment Casting to Create Lightweight Airplane Frame Seats

While research is ongoing to determine just how unhealthy 3D printing fumes are, there are also a lot of ways that the technology is actually environmentally friendly, from recycled filaments and new ways of manufacturing solar panels, to helping save endangered species and reducing carbon emissions. This last is the focus of a proof-of-concept project developed […]

While research is ongoing to determine just how unhealthy 3D printing fumes are, there are also a lot of ways that the technology is actually environmentally friendly, from recycled filaments and new ways of manufacturing solar panels, to helping save endangered...
Topology Optimization Eases Additive Manufacturing Design -- A Few Questions For: Frustum

Topology Optimization Eases Additive Manufacturing Design -- A Few Questions For: Frustum

Frustum and Siemens announced a new partnership at the beginning of this week, as topology optimization comes to NX software customers. While additive manufacturing offers the unique ability to create incredibly complex geometries, the right tools are still necessary for the job in the form of the right software that can make best use of what […]

Frustum and Siemens announced a new partnership at the beginning of this week, as topology optimization comes to NX software customers. While additive manufacturing offers the unique ability to create incredibly complex geometries, the right tools are still necessary...
Frustum's Topology Optimization Comes to Siemens' NX Software in a Partnership Bringing Design Innovation to Additive Manufacturing

Frustum's Topology Optimization Comes to Siemens' NX Software in a Partnership Bringing Design Innovation to Additive Manufacturing

Topology optimization isn’t just a good candidate for your next band name, it’s a critical part of design for additive manufacturing. Innovative production technologies like 3D printing call for innovations in design, as complex geometrical structures never before possible through subtractive methods are being brought to life now, enhancing capabilities across the board for industry. At […]

Topology optimization isn’t just a good candidate for your next band name, it’s a critical part of design for additive manufacturing. Innovative production technologies like 3D printing call for innovations in design, as complex geometrical structures...
The Future of Making Things: Co-Authoring Products with Customers

The Future of Making Things: Co-Authoring Products with Customers

The future shared with us at Autodesk University 2016 was one of integration and collaboration — not just between members of your team, but between engineers and their tools and even engineers and their customers. Fusion 360 Senior Product Manager Daniel Graham summed it up by saying that “technology is coming together to make a […]

The future shared with us at Autodesk University 2016 was one of integration and collaboration — not just between members of your team, but between engineers and their tools and even engineers and their customers. Fusion 360 Senior Product Manager Daniel Graham...
Stratasys to Showcase Zaha Hadid’s Visionary Parametrically Designed 3D Printed Chair Prototype

Stratasys to Showcase Zaha Hadid’s Visionary Parametrically Designed 3D Printed Chair Prototype

While there are plenty of successful and gainfully employed architects and designers working today, there really aren’t as many “super star” designers as there used to be. But Zaha Hadid was one of the few architects who transcended the notoriety of her industry and crossed over into mainstream awareness. And she did more than design […]

While there are plenty of successful and gainfully employed architects and designers working today, there really aren’t as many “super star” designers as there used to be. But Zaha Hadid was one of the few architects who transcended the notoriety of her industry and...
Under Armour Unveils a New 3D Printed Training Shoe Designed with Autodesk Software

Under Armour Unveils a New 3D Printed Training Shoe Designed with Autodesk Software

As they face higher demands from their customers to create more versatile footwear, sportswear companies all over the world have found themselves looking at 3D printing much closer recently. Companies like New Balance, Nike and Adidas have all explored using 3D printing to create shoes that are optimized for highly active users that include 3D […]

As they face higher demands from their customers to create more versatile footwear, sportswear companies all over the world have found themselves looking at 3D printing much closer recently. Companies like New Balance, Nike and Adidas have all explored using 3D...
Airbus Uses Autodesk to Create a Space-Saving 3D Printed Organically Structured Dividing Wall

Airbus Uses Autodesk to Create a Space-Saving 3D Printed Organically Structured Dividing Wall

There are two things that commercial airplane designers love more than anything: The ability to increase the amount of space inside of the cabin so they can squeeze one or two more paying customers into their airplane, and the ability to reduce the weight of the plane so they can save money while squeezing one […]

There are two things that commercial airplane designers love more than anything: The ability to increase the amount of space inside of the cabin so they can squeeze one or two more paying customers into their airplane, and the ability to reduce the weight of the plane...
Peugeot Fractal Concept Car Features A Wild 3D Printed Interior

Peugeot Fractal Concept Car Features A Wild 3D Printed Interior

The Peugeot Fractal is a concept electric urban car, but perhaps the most interesting feature of the vehicle is what the company is calling the Peugeot i-Cockpit, a 3D printed exploration of what a vehicle’s interior might be in the future. Peugeot’s Citroen research unit, StelLab, and Focal, a French electro-acoustic sound system firm, have […]

The Peugeot Fractal is a concept electric urban car, but perhaps the most interesting feature of the vehicle is what the company is calling the Peugeot i-Cockpit, a 3D printed exploration of what a vehicle’s interior might be in the future. Peugeot’s...
Autodesk Within: Generative Design Software Optimized for 3D Printing

Autodesk Within: Generative Design Software Optimized for 3D Printing

Generative design achieves an output by using a set of composed rules or an algorithm to create often parametric results. It’s steamrollered in acceptance as new programming environments such as Processing or scripting-based programs such as Rhinoceros 3D have simplified the implementation of ideas. Generative methods have roots in systems dynamics modeling and their very […]

Generative design achieves an output by using a set of composed rules or an algorithm to create often parametric results. It’s steamrollered in acceptance as new programming environments such as Processing or scripting-based programs such as Rhinoceros 3D have...