Design for Additive Manufacturing

Video: Additive Manufacturing Will Change How We Design

Geometric freedom is just the start. AM will also change how design happens.

OxMet Technologies Limited Acquires Betatype Group Limited, Accepts Investment from JX Nippon Mining and Metals

OxMet Technologies Limited has announced the acquisition of Betatype Group Limited and an investment from JX Nippon Mining and Metals Corporation, increasing OxMet’s design capabilities and collaboration opportunities.

The Challenges of Teaching Creativity in Additive Manufacturing

The extensive design freedoms offered in additive manufacturing can be paralyzing. With AM consistently pushing the boundaries of manufacturing, how do we teach people to take risks and be creative with AM?

SLM Solutions, Honeywell Partner to Reduce Printing Times

SLM Solutions and Honeywell have partnered to qualify new additive manufacturing technology, aiming to reduce printing times.

Topology Optimized 3D Printed Spine Implant: The Cool Parts Show S1E2

Medical contract manufacturer Tangible Solutions shares a titanium 3D printed spine implant with an unusual lattice structure in this episode of The Cool Parts Show.

What Is the Role for Additive Manufacturing in Aircraft Structural Components?

Spirit AeroSystems recently began installing the Boeing 787’s first titanium structural component to be made through AM. The part is not critical but also not minor. I spoke with manufacturing leaders at Spirit about the meaning of the part and the way forward for additive in aircraft structures.

MSC Software, University of Louisville Materials Innovation Guild Push Microstructure Simulation

MSC software and MIG accelerate AM with microstructure simulation. The partnership will exploit design-material-process simulation to bring additive manufacturing efficiencies and innovation to high performance applications.

Velo3D: Avoiding Support Structures Means Metal AM Can Be a Solution for Direct Part Replacement

Because of the extent of the redesign they might call for, support structures can be an impediment to AM adoption. Reducing the need for support structures increases the viability of 3D printing for current parts.

10 Questions About Additive Manufacturing for Production with Jabil’s John Dulchinos

“We’re in this for the long haul,” he says. Here are the challenges facing 3D printing for production, and here are the ways those challenges will be overcome.

Video: 3 Roles for Simulation in Additive Manufacturing

This conversation with PADT’s Eric Miller explores how simulation and 3D printing work together at three distinct stages in additive manufacturing, for DFAM and beyond.  

Video: Topology Optimization versus Generative Design

Why do these strategies matter in design for additive manufacturing (DFAM), and what’s the difference? A conversation with PADT’s Eric Miller explores AM and design, including its human element.

Video: The Impact of Part Orientation on Cost and Build Time in AM

A different build orientation might mean fewer layers and less support structure, though the part might need to be redesigned to take advantage of this different orientation.

Additive Manufacturing via Material Extrusion

Material extrusion was the second process to be successfully commercialized. After three decades of material advancements and a diverse array of start-ups and applications, the use cases for this technology are still going strong.