topology optimization

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…

3D Printing News Briefs: September 26, 2018

We’re starting with some news from the ongoing TCT Show in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to webcasts and YouTube videos, finishing with an update on…

TU Delft Researchers Develop Heat Accumulation Detection Procedure for SLM 3D Printing

Selective Laser Melting (SLM), a powder-based 3D printing technique also known as Laser Beam Melting or Laser Powder Bed Fusion, has been used to process metal in a variety of sectors,…

CYBER Team Uses FDM and Topology Optimization to Streamline Digital Workflow for 3D Printed Orthotics

The CYBER Team, which stands for Cyber-Physical Design and Additive Manufacturing of Custom Orthoses, is on a mission to leverage 3D printing and Industry 4.0 to make better Ankle Foot Orthotics…

ETH Zurich Students Cast Elaborate Metal Architectural Structures with 3D Printed Molds

The innovative researchers at ETH Zurich in Switzerland are becoming quite well-known for their advanced design and construction techniques, especially when it comes to their work with molds. 3D printed…

Science in the Age of Experience: Additive Manufacturing Symposium Draws Expert Discussion on Progress, Challenges

This week in Boston, Dassault Systèmes is hosting its popular Science in the Age of Experience event, which opened Monday with a full-day Additive Manufacturing Symposium (as well as symposia dedicated…

Composites Startup Introduces Continuous Fiber Manufacturing Technology for 3D Printing High Performance Parts

In 2016, the award-winning Atropos 3D printing research project on 3D printing thermosetting continuous fiber composite materials was born out of a collaboration between KUKA, Owens Corning, and +Lab, which is…

Frustum and ANSYS: 3D Software Solutions on Display at RAPID + TCT

We weren’t just checking out artwork and the latest 3D printers and applications or attending press conferences and keynote at last week’s RAPID + TCT in Fort Worth – 3D software was…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 17, 2018

For today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering some business news, followed up with material news and stories of 3D printing applications in the medical, aerospace, and defense fields. Norman…

Frustum Releasing Latest Version of TrueSOLID Technology, the First 3D Volumetric Kernel for Generative Design

Colorado-based Frustum is best known for its flagship Generate platform, a cloud-based topology optimization solution, which Siemens began using last year with a commercial license to decrease the complexity in additive…

GKN Additive Bringing Innovation to Motorcycle Manufacturing with Metal 3D Printing

In October of 2017, global engineering group GKN announced that it would be consolidating all of its additive manufacturing activities into one sub-brand of GKN Powder Metallurgy, called GKN Additive. The…

Simulation Software and 3D Microstructure Skeletons Could Automate Materials Design

The innovative researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have been focused on topology optimization for 3D printing for quite some time, which makes the 3D design process easier. Designers…

Altair Releases New Inspire 2018 Software, Optimized for 3D Printing

A new year means new software updates, and engineering software developer Altair today announced the release of Inspire 2018. The simulation-driven design software is available through Altair’s solidThinking channel partner network and directly to…

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…

3D Printing News Briefs: December 15, 2017

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with some aerospace 3D printing, then moving on to business announcements, new releases, and 3D printed art. The European Space Agency has…

3D Design: Inside SOLIDWORKS 2018

User-favorite SOLIDWORKS recently announced software updates to the frequently-used platform for the 2018 edition. With several big themes and myriad projects bundled into these updates, a quick overview isn’t enough…

Simufact Additive Simulation Software Leads to Real Advances for toolcraft and Collaborative LightHinge+ 3D Printing Project

Last fall, simulation software company Simufact introduced its Simufact Additive solution for metal 3D printing users, to help eliminate wasted time and money by getting rid of failed prints. The…

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Enhances User Experience, Encourages Simulation, Adds Features to Optimize 3D Printing Experience

When it comes to 3D software, SOLIDWORKS is a mainstay in today’s busy design world. SOLIDWORKS Corporation’s software suite, acquired by France-based Dassault Systèmes back in 1997, sees widespread use across…