Topology Optimization in a World of Fields and Implicit Geometry

Topology optimization is an important tool within the “generative design” toolbox that can be used as a component of a larger engineering and product design workflow. Let’s explore how topology…

Heraeus Creates Largest 3D Printed Gear Wheel Made from Amorphous Metals

Another historical milestone has been met in 3D printing—a technology known for outdoing itself on a continued basis—with the introduction of the largest 3D printed gear wheel ever fabricated in…

Researchers Evaluate 3D Printed Mandibular Grafts for Effectiveness as Implants

Researchers outline findings from their recent study in ‘Analysis of biomechanical behavior of 3D printed mandibular graft with porous scaffold structure designed by topological optimization.’ Their main point is that…

Materialise Software Used to Optimize Conformal Cooling Tooling Design of 3D Printed Metal Mold for Toy Car

Conformal cooling channels are often used in molds, 3D printed or otherwise, to achieve more efficient cooling and higher performance levels. French toy manufacturer Smoby recently turned to Materialise for…

ParaMatters Introduces CogniCAD 2.0 Topology Optimizer at CES 2019

It’s almost time again for CES, the biggest tech show of the year where companies from all corners of the technology sector will be bringing out their latest products. For…

3D Printing News Briefs: December 14, 2018

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re taking a look at some interesting use cases for 3D printing. First up, FATHOM is using DfAM to reduce the amount of material…

3D Printing an Improved DMLS Automotive Component Using Topology Optimization and DfAM

Engineers frequently use topology optimization to optimize the design and layout of parts to create lightweight and optimized structures. The technology often results in organic, complex shapes, however, which can…

3D Printing News Briefs: November 17, 2018

Continuing with the week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, or rather formnext 2018 News Briefs, we’ve got more announcements coming from the huge trade fair, which just ended…

FEM Simulation Used to Test Mechanical Performance of SLS PA 12 3D Printed Objects

In a paper entitled “Mechanical performance of polymer powder bed fused objects – FEM simulation and verification,” a group of researchers discusses the importance of accommodating anisotropic behavior in 3D…

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