Variability of Additive Manufacturing Processes Part One

Variability of Additive Manufacturing Processes Part One

While additive manufacturing (AM) has historically been used for rapid prototyping, the field has greatly advanced, drawing AM into manufacturing and production of end-use products. For use as a manufacturing solution, an AM process must produce repeatable results for...
Going beyond 3D printing for the Purmundus challenge 2019

Going beyond 3D printing for the Purmundus challenge 2019

Held since 2012 by German rapid prototyping company Cirp GmbH , the Purmundus challenge is an annual competition that invites designers and engineers from around the world to participate in a theme-based 3D printing design contest. Almost every kind of submission is...
Generative Design Methods Combine 3D Printing & Organic Evolution

Generative Design Methods Combine 3D Printing & Organic Evolution

“Go take your lessons from nature, that’s where our future lies.” – Leonardo da Vinci Virginia Commonwealth University student Mohammad Jawad takes a forward-looking approach to manufacturing, as 3D printing offers not only infinite potential for design and creation...
Topology Optimization in a World of Fields and Implicit Geometry

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 optimization exists – in fact thrives – within a framework that utilizes...