Design for Additive Manufacturing with Lattice Structures

In additive manufacturing, also know as 3D printing, design boundaries are not confined to the production process. Unlike the one-size-fits-all approach of conventional manufacturing methods, design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) provides numerous benefits to product development and production with the creation of complex parts with intricate geometries. These benefits are only expounded upon through the…

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3D Printing for Both Prototyping and Production

Using the same commercial-grade 3D printing process and material for both prototyping and fabrication can positively impact the way products are developed and brought to market. Avid’s ongoing business relationship with CGX demonstrates the advantages of utilizing 3D printing for both product development and production.

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The Future of Additive Manufacturing is Design

The technology itself is not the end user’s experience of additive manufacturing. What the user experiences is the design and will live with the material choice for as long as the part is in use. Learn more about how design and materials factor into the 3D printing solutions we provide at Avid.

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Industrial Design with Additive Manufacturing

Taking a design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) approach to industrial design ensures the resulting product is optimized to its function and form. In this presentation for nTopology’s DfAM for Industrial Design series, we demonstrate how the nTop platform facilitates design for both form and function.

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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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Avid Face Shields and Design Files Available

Together with other members of the additive manufacturing community, we can employ our technology, knowledge, and production capacity to help deliver critical personal protection equipment in battling the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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