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03 Feb 2021

Come See Us At AmCon Orlando April 2021

Come see us at our first in-person event since COVID-19 grounded all of us!  The show has confirmed they are moving forward with this in-person exhibition.  We are excited to be in your presence at AmCon 2021 at the Orlando Convention Center on April 27-28th.

AmCon is a regionally-focused Advanced Design and Manufacturing exposition for engineers and other technical buyers who want are looking for tools and software to support their manufacturing and product design processes.  Learn more about what types products and services will be on display at this show.

Adaptive’s Booth 413

We will be showcasing our comprehensive solution set that supports Digital to Physical Product Lifecycle Managment processes including:

Registration to the Exhibition is free.  Sign Up here

Our team at the show will be Frank Thomas and Brian Zwick.  Make sure to say hello if you are walking the floor.

We hope to see you there!

15 Feb 2021

Video: Design and Optimize for Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing has many powerful benefits for manufacturing that can help meet customer demands faster, reduce cost of manufacturing parts, and quickly support tooling needs to keep production machines online and operational.  However, a design software tool is still needed to support getting the right design into the software to generate accurate 3D printed parts.

In this video, Bart Schenck explains the most common applications that support how to design and optimize parts for additive manufacturing:

  • Lightweighting and topology optimization
  • Automated production
  • Flexible manufacturing

Bart then walks viewers through a demonstration of  Function-Driven Generative Design, which is a new way to design specifically for Additive Manufacturing.  It combines solid modeling, FEA and surface modeling techniques.  Bart shares:

  • Common workflows for designers (not high end FEA)
  • How to retain all functional characteristics of the product/part
  • How to optimize topology (Overall shape, volume and mass)

Watch the demo: