Design for Additive

Why Additive Manufacturing Needs the Executive Perspective

CEOs, take note! Adopting additive manufacturing is a choice likely to affect far more than just production. The paradigm still missing from the evaluation of AM in many cases is the view that sees the impacts in various parts of the enterprise.

Niche Manufacturer Discovers How Additive and Amazon Go Together

The economics of 3D printing allow for cost-effective production of niche products, and Amazon Prime offers a way to distribute them. The Periscope Case is one company’s first venture into an all-new model aimed at bringing products to market that would never have been profitable before.

Simulation Supports Custom 3D-Printed Knife

Build simulation revealed that distortion was likely to occur in this custom chef’s knife. Thermal shrouding and an unusual support structure were used to counter it.

AM Brings Down the Wall Between Manufacturing and Design

In additive manufacturing, design and manufacturing blend together. They can’t be separate if AM is to realize its promise.

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.