September/October 2020 ISSUE

Additive Manufacturing September Issue
September 2020 | Digital Edition
COVER STORY

AI-Driven Adaptive Manufacturing Software Aims to Self-Correct 3D Printing (Includes Video)

The AI software platform Blacksmith from Markforged shares feedback from its cloud-connected fleet of printers to identify and correct distortions in a 3D-printed part.  
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FEATURES

Design

A Three-Piece Toolset to Minimize Metal Additive Build Failures (Includes Video)

Three separate software tools from Siemens attempt to control some of the most challenging variables within metal AM: build orientation, distortion and deposition paths. Part of software video series.
Design

By Mapping Layer Height, Velo3D Shows Where Part Is Distorting (Includes Video)

Height measurement reveals what layers and what part features are potential problem areas in the metal additive manufacturing build. Watch the video to see how software provides insights from layer height data.


CGTech Extends Simulation to Thermwood LSAM (Includes Video)

Large-scale additive manufacturing platform is the largest 3D printer yet simulated. Watch video for example of how simulation using program G-code catches an error that would otherwise lead to a failed build.


Production

Topology Optimization Delivers Nonintuitive Design Features for Legacy Part (Includes Video)

Refurbishing a legacy turbine engine for energy efficiency provided the opportunity to demonstrate topology optimization in concert with metal 3D printing. The design for this torque arm comes from computer simulation insight refined with a human touch.


Your Metal AM Process Development Tool? A Spreadsheet (Includes Video)

Spreadsheet integration with Renishaw software allows for fast programming of metal additive manufacturing test builds. Watch video for demonstration of defining many laser parameter combinations for use in a single test.