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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: