Generative design

High-Profile Collaboration in 3D Printing Enhances Market Access, Development: CES 2018 Interview with Techniplas Open Innovation Program Partners

CES 2018 drew the tech crowds to Las Vegas last week, including many familiar faces in 3D printing. Highlighted among these in the 3D Printing Marketplace of the North Hall…

ParaMatters Introduces Generative Design CogniCAD Platform at CES 2018

In addition to the new 3D printers, products, materials, and technology that will be showcased at CES 2018 in Las Vegas this week, the team of autonomous topology optimization and…

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MIGO Can 3D Print on the Go with Unique Backpack

3D printer manufacturer MakeX has already enjoyed Kickstarter success for its previous 3D printer crowdfunding campaigns – the first in 2014 for its M-One DLP 3D printer, and the second last…

3D Printing News Briefs: November 17, 2017

We’re starting off with the business end of things in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some software news, a 3D printing handbook, and a new 3D printing material….

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…