7/15/2016

AM Conference Speaker: ITAMCO

ITAMCO, in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh, Johnson & Johnson and the University of Notre Dame, has attempted to codify the design rules for support structures used in direct metal laser sintering with its Autodesk plugin, Atlas.

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ITAMCO, in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh, Johnson & Johnson and the University of Notre Dame, has developed parametric designs of functional support structures for metal alloy feedstocks. The team is focused on codifying the design rules for support structures used in direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) as, currently, very few rules exist. Support structures are essential to laying part foundations and providing structural support, as well as eliminating part warp during powder recoating and improving heat extraction. ITAMCO has written an Autodesk plugin called Atlas that assists designers in adding support structures while also taking into consideration part orientation, distortion and heat-extraction uniformity. The plugin is able to impart knowledge to novice designers and provide automatic cost benefit analysis to the build process.

Joel Neidig, business development and technology manager at ITAMCO, will present on this project during the upcoming Additive Manufacturing Conference, co-located with IMTS 2016 at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 13, in room W375-B.

View the full agenda or register for the conference here. Already registered? Follow @LearnAdditive on Twitter for the latest updates, and use #IMTSadditive to connect with others during the event. 

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