Design for Additive

Machine Learning for Invention Will Aid and Be Aided By AM

Neural networks that learn by trial and error—learning, in fact, like a child—will map the constraints of AM systems, allowing part designs to be optimized for those systems.

America Makes Opens Enrollment for First ACADEMI Course

The five-day training experience led by America Makes members will focus on design for metal additive manufacturing.

AM Enables Manufacturing for Design, Not the Other Way Around

Additive manufacturing allows us to make any shape we want, without having to adapt the design for the manufacturing process.

AM Design May (Finally) Launch the Aerospike Engine

A team of engineers turns to additive design to create—and successfully test—“the holy grail of the spaceship movement.”

GE Additive Acquires Simulation Software Developer

GeonX is the maker of Virfac simulation software for additive manufacturing, welding, machining and heat treatment processes in various industries.

Siemens PLM Software Adds Lattice Capabilities

Convergent modeling enables companies to quickly deliver lighter, stronger products to market.

Can Chemistry Set AM Free of the Cost and Constraints of Support Structures?

Support structure removal is costly and can prevent supports from being used in some areas of the part. This researcher may have found the answer that will make support structures easy.

Sodick, Materialise NV Combine Hybrid AM, Design Optimization

The two companies have formed a partnership combining Sodick’s manufacturing experience and technology with Materialise NV’s software to promote additive manufacturing.

Spatial Corp., ModuleWorks Develop AM Workflow Software Components

The SDKs integrate libraries from both companies into CAD/CAM applications with the goal of accelerating workflow development.

Lattices in Footprint 3D Midsoles to Provide Custom Fit

The footwear company plans to offer shoes with custom 3D-printed midsoles using lattices for precise support and cushioning.

Companies Partner to Fit VW Caddy with 3D-Printed Structure

The partnership, called 3i-PRINT, shows possibilities for AM in the automotive sector.

Authentise, Siemens PLM Partner on AM Module with Shape Search

Siemens PLM’s Geolus Search shape search technology will be embedded into Authentise’s 3Diax API AM platform.