Refurbishing a legacy turbine engine for energy efficiency provided the opportunity to demonstrate topology optimization in concert with metal 3D printing. The design for this torque arm comes from computer simulation insight refined with a human touch.
Senior Editor, Additive Manufacturing
Topology optimization plus a material change realize an 80 percent reduction in mass.
This SolidThinking presentation includes examples of weight-optimized parts, demonstration of topology optimization and responses to viewer questions.
Register for the free webinar by SolidThinking to be held Friday, September 30, at 1:00 p.m. EST.
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.