Medical & Dental

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.


Lightweight Sandvik Cutting Tool Employing Topology Optimization Now Available

Additive manufacturing aids “subtractive” CNC machining. We first saw this tool in an early version last year. See the video in this post.


Video: Redesigned Milling Cutter Demonstrates Design Possibilities of AM

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


How Does Topology Optimization Work? See the Recorded Webinar

This SolidThinking presentation includes examples of weight-optimized parts, demonstration of topology optimization and responses to viewer questions.


Webinar: Topology Optimization of 3D-Printed Components

Register for the free webinar by SolidThinking to be held Friday, September 30, at 1:00 p.m. EST.


The Changing Shape of Manufacturing

Topology optimization and additive manufacturing go together. The complex, organic form that might be the most material-efficient choice for a part generally cannot be produced conventionally. However, additive manufacturing puts optimal forms within reach.

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