Lightweight Sandvik Cutting Tool Employing Topology Optimization Now Available
CNC machining cutting tool maker Sandvik Coromant has now introduced its CoroMill 390 milling cutter
I saw an early version of the tool at last year’s Formnext show in Germany, as I describe in this video:
The tool combines a complex geometric form generated through topology optimization
Topology optimization and additive manufacturing go together. The complex, organic form that might be the most material-efficient choice for a part generally cannot be produced conventionally. However, additive manufacturing puts optimal forms within reach.
Additive manufacturing and topology optimization are helping teams produce stronger, lighter parts that meet the demands of off-road racing vehicles.
Hip stem implants must support the mechanical loads of the patient’s lifestyle, but should also avoid stress shielding. A team from Altair leveraged simulation, topology optimization and 3D printing to design an optimized hip stem that meets both conditions.