topology optimization

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…

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…

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…

Researchers Improve Upon Trabecular Bone-Inspired 3D Printing Infill with New Algorithm

Whenever someone picks up one of the various 3D prints I have on my desk, they usually exclaim over how light it is. While a lot of that has to…

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…

Olaf Diegel’s Desktop Distillery Proves Metal 3D Printing is More Fun without Post-Processing

Post-processing. No one wants to talk about it, but everyone working with metal additive manufacturing has to do it. …Right? While Rize is working to remove the pain of post-processing…

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…

From Concept to Production: Simulation Helps Additive Manufacturing Get Real

Dassault Systèmes is in the very real business of simulation, as technology helps production get real. Midway between conceptualization and realization, simulation is increasingly coming into play as a means to make…

Wohlers Associates and Materialise Team Up to Offer Design for Additive Manufacturing Course

It’s almost universally accepted in the 3D printing industry that if you’re going to choose one go-to expert on all things 3D printing, you’d be best off turning to Terry…

Additive Manufacturing and CAD in Focus in MIT Professional Education Course: Instructors Tell Us About New Offerings

Summer doesn’t always mean a break in educational offerings; while school may be out for the summer, through a new course offering at MIT, professionals can enter the classroom for a…

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…

Frustum-GrabCAD 3D Printed Quadcopter Challenge Winners Announced

We’ve seen GrabCAD team up with Stratasys for 3D printing challenges, but this time, the digital manufacturing hub has joined with topology optimization software company Frustum, focused on developing the latest design…

Materialise and Atos Use Metal 3D Printing to Create Next-Generation Spacecraft Component

Of all the fields that have been impacted by the rise of 3D printing technology, none has been revolutionized quite like the aerospace industry. Industrial-grade additive manufacturing has enabled a…

Altair and Airbus APWorks Partner to Offer Industrial 3D Printing Consultation Services

Industrial design, engineering and software development company Altair is announcing that they have formed an ongoing partnership with Airbus‘ 3D printing subsidiary, APWorks. The non-exclusive partnership will allow both companies to…

Robot Bike Company Blends 3D Printed Titanium with Carbon Fiber for R160 Mountain Bike Frame

As someone who considers himself to be an avid cyclist, my calves get butterflies whenever I see or hear about 3D printing technology being utilized by a bicycle manufacturer. The effort…