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Engineers and Designers are under constant pressure to lightweight components, reduce cost, improve quality and increase the throughput of manufacturing.
As additive manufacturing (AM) has become more widely adopted, there has been the promise of being able to take full advantage of weight saving opportunities offered by topology optimization and the freedom of geometry offered by AM. The reality is that design, manufacturing and geometry constraints still exist and vary dependant on the AM technology utilised.
In this presentation, we will show how utilizing a simulation driven Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM ) approach you can:
– set up an optimization suitable for the chosen AM process
– rapidly assess optimization results and explore alternative designs and processes
– extract and build “CAD ready” geometry
– assess build quality and potential defects