Design for Additive

January 2019 Issue Explores Interplay of AM and Design

Design no longer begins and ends at the part. In AM, design plays a role at every step in the process.

Why GM’s Electric Future Is Also an Additive Future

Production capacity isn’t the only reason that additive has been slow to make inroads into the automotive industry. There is a larger barrier to entry—one that General Motors and Autodesk are working to overcome.

How Topology Optimization Could Be the Key to Longer-Lasting Hip Implants

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.

Renishaw Collaborates with ParaMatters on "Click to Print"

Renishaw has partnered with ParaMatters to provide a “click to print” functionality in the cloud software CogniCAD.

Video: Redesigned Milling Cutter Demonstrates Design Possibilities of AM

Topology optimization plus a material change realize an 80 percent reduction in mass.

Autodesk and GE Additive Collaborate on Design-to-Print Workflow

Autodesk and GE Additive work together to simplify metal additive manufacturing by connecting all phases of additive manufacturing.

Granta Design Launches CES Selector 2019

The latest version of CES Selector offers improved support for additive manufacturing, vibration avoidance, simulation projects and more.

Additive Industries Launches Design Challenge

Additive Industries has launched its fifth edition of the Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge.

5 Lessons About Additive Manufacturing We Can Learn from This Part

A bracket redesign has a lot to say about the successful application of metal AM. One of the takeaways: Support structures are worth the effort!

Renishaw and Altair Collaborate to Bring Metal 3D Printing to Industrial End Users

The two companies will offer joint seminars, workshops and training events centered on metal additive manufacturing for production.

MachineWorks Polygonica 2.2 Introduces Point-Cloud, Hole-Filling Functions

Upgrades to the point-cloud-to-mesh processing workflow deliver a smoother mesh surface, better suited to reverse engineering.

Frustum Announces Generate Iterative Design Software for Windows OS

The industrial design software is said to produce manufacture-ready designs, accelerating time to market.