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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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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