The circular economy needs the lightweight, optimized and efficient designs that only 3D printing can provide. More in this video, part of our series on 3D Printing and the Circular Economy.
Senior Editor, Additive Manufacturing
Additive manufacturing aids “subtractive” CNC machining. We first saw this tool in an early version last year. See the video in this post.
The bracket is the result of a multi-year alliance between the two companies to explore generative design, AM and materials science for vehicle lightweighting.
The software enables rapid simulation, gives insight into lightweighting, and can be used by businesses with little or no simulation experience.
Building components as a network of unit cells may improve material utilization and performance.
A lightweight, high-speed gantry is key to the powder-bed fusion system’s speed.
You can 3D print the part, but can you finish it? Here is how to overcome the challenge of part deflection in the machining of lightweight, complex AM parts.
Arcimoto’s lightweight “Fun Utility Vehicle” gets even lighter thanks to parts that could only come from additive manufacturing. On this episode of The Cool Parts Show, some of the craziest automotive parts you have seen.
Editor-in-Chief, Additive Manufacturing
CRP Technology recently developed a new front air inlet for a Moto3 racing customer, which was manufactured in Windform materials by using an SLS additive manufacturing technique.
The large component was successfully produced within a limited build envelope thanks to connection features designed into the pieces. Advances in powder-bed build size will permit greater efficiency in producing parts such as these.
A diesel engine support, connecting the powertrain and the vehicle chassis, is optimized for weight savings, performance and manufacturing cost reduction as a result of redesigning the part for AM.
Additive manufacturing allowed electric bike’s frame to be optimized for minimal mass and material.
Selective laser melting made it possible to create a lighter, better performing actuator for a quadruped robot.
The concept car’s frame is built on load-optimized nodes that could only be made with additive manufacturing.