Climate Disrupted: Optimizing Designs for Better Efficiency

If industrialized society is determined to maintain its industrial activities, its engineers will need to completely rethink how parts are designed in order to improve energy efficiency. This is true…

MIT Thesis Explores Topology Optimization for 3D Printing in Construction & Civil Engineering

Andrew Novillo, in writing his thesis for the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at MIT, explores topology optimized metal in the recently published ‘Experimentation of a topology-optimized metal structural…

Improving 3D Printing & AM Processes with Topology Optimization for FDM

Researchers from Canada and China have created a new technique for improving 3D printing, outlined in the recently published ‘Topology Optimization for Multipatch Fused Deposition Modeling 3D Printing.’ The authors…

Additive Flow Adds Additive Awareness to Generative Design

A new startup has emerged from stealth mode, promising a software capable of aiding designers in enhancing their parts for additive manufacturing (AM) in ways that go beyond generative design…

How Repeatable Workflows Allow Engineers to Automate and Optimize Designs

Advanced modeling platforms enable engineers to produce the highest-performing parts in the shortest amount of time In the world of advanced manufacturing, a project’s path from beginning to end never…

Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace: 3D Printing Optimized Low Pressure Turbine Blades

In ‘Preliminary optimization of a hollow low pressure turbine blade,’ Lorenzo Abrusci presents a thesis paper exploring additive manufacturing processes for creating critical industrial components. As materials science has advanced…

Refining Actuation Systems for Greater Functionality via Topology Optimization & 3D Printing

The recently published ‘Topology optimization and 3D printing of multimaterial magnetic actuators and displays’ opens up the topic of refining actuation systems for greater functionality, as they will progressively be…

Refining Macro and Microscopic Topology Optimization for AM Processes

Researchers from Italy and Germany continue along the path so many are following in refining and perfecting 3D printing processes. In the recently published ‘Structural multiscale topology optimization with stress…

Betatype and nTopology Use Metal 3D Printing and Intelligent Design to Increase Productivity

3D printing consultancy company Betatype specializes in optimizing metal AM production applications to deliver functional components for customers in many industries, including consumer goods, automotive, and medical. Recently, the company, based…

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