Design for Additive

Frustum Announces Commercial Availability of TrueSolid

The 3D volumetric kernel for generative design works alongside traditional CAD to help designers and engineers produce better parts faster.

Co-Innovating the Future of Industrial Additive Manufacturing

Siemens’ recent additive manufacturing (AM) influencer tour to Hannover Messe in Germany not only highlighted how the company’s software solution provides capabilities to industrialize AM in a single integrated system, but also demonstrated that it needs a global AM network to co-innovate the future.

3D Systems Launches 3DXpert for SolidWorks

The software incorporates tools from 3DXpert into SolidWorks that enables users to prepare and optimize designs for additive manufacturing.

3MF Consortium Releases Beam Lattice Specification Extension

The software extension provides a solution for storing and transferring lattice-type geometry information.

3D Printing the World's Smallest Flow Measurement Probes

Vectoflow has found its niche in 3D printing flow measurement probes featuring up to five holes on a probe head diameter as tiny as 0.9 mm.

Altair Releases Inspire2018 Simulation-Driven Design Software

The software enables rapid simulation, gives insight into lightweighting, and can be used by businesses with little or no simulation experience.

Polygonica Software Supports 3D Modelling

Rapid 2018: The software toolkit from MachineWorks helps users process 3D models faster. 

Genoa 3DP Simulation Software Predicts Defects

The software predicts distortion, damage types and failure locations in additively manufactured polymer and metal parts.

How to Accelerate Industrial Additive Manufacturing

The 2018 Additive World Conference was dedicated to industrial additive manufacturing and covered all relevant topics from the fields of 3D design, simulation, manufacturing and materials as well as case studies.

Will Control Over Part Data Expand and Simplify AM Supply Chains?

Digital rights management for manufactured part files will enable OEMs to enforce manufacturing requirements at a distance, potentially providing an alternative to closely held relationships with suppliers of critical AM parts.

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.