Video: Design for Additive Manufacturing

The Future of Additive Manufacturing is Design. When people consider the advances of additive manufacturing (AM), they tend to think about the technology being used. However, the technology itself is not the end user’s experience of AM. The end user is the one who receives the part or product. This person likely will not see…

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Video: Avid Product Development – A NOCO Success Story

At the 2020 Northern Colorado Manufacturing (NOCOM) tradeshow, Avid’s Doug Collins discussed how we pivoted operations to meet the needs of healthcare workers and minimize the spread of the pandemic with the design and manufacture of the Avid Face Shield. By making the design freely available online and with the assistance of our partners in…

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On-Demand Webinar: DfAM for Industrial Design

Industrial design focuses on a combination of aesthetics and user experience, often overlooking real world constraints of function, reliability, cost, and manufacturing. Taking a design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) approach to industrial design incorporates key mechanical requirements and production constraints throughout the design process, ensuring the resulting product is optimized to its function and form…

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On-Demand Webinar: Enhancing Additive Designs with nTopology

Pairing additive manufacturing with topology optimization facilitates the creation of unique products and parts not possible through traditional methods. Watch this on-demand recording to learn how Avid’s mechanical engineers used the nTop Platform to push the boundaries of design through the creation of lattice structures and complex surface textures.

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Lubrizol Acquires Avid Product Development

Cleveland, Ohio, August 4, 2020 — The Lubrizol Corporation has acquired Avid Product Development, LLC, a trusted partner for engineering and additive manufacturing services. Avid offers a unique blend of 3D printing capabilities, including design for additive manufacturing (DfAM), prototyping and production using powder bed fusion (MJF, SLS), fused filament fabrication (FFF) and stereolithography (SLA),…

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What is Topology and Why Optimize It?

The design process may begin with an idea, a prior model, or an archetypal engineering shape. Alternatively, product development might be based on specifications of the space in which the design must fit, as well as the constraints and conditions under which it must function. A design is then crafted that fits within this space and will function as intended. To create the best possible design that meets such requirements, product engineers often utilize topology optimization.

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Support to our Customers and Partners During the COVID-19 Crisis

At Avid Product Development, our number one priority is the health and safety of our customers, partners, team members, and the general public. Like many other members of the business community, we are focused on managing the unprecedented situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) with both urgency and a deep sense of concern. Rest assured that we are here to help with your 3D printing, low volume manufacturing, and engineering design needs during this time.

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