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Impeller Design & Optimization for Additive Manufacturing

Wärtsilä's engineers redesigned the centrifugal pump impeller for additive manufacturing. Not only was the optimized turbomachinery component 44% lighter, but it was generated using an automated design process, enabling customization.

Alkaios Bournias Varotsis
September 13, 2022

Design Brief: 3D Printed Casting of 3-Foot Long Robot Arm

3D printed sand casting molds and cores are changing the way high-performance, large metal parts are manufactured today. Additive manufacturing is enabling modern foundries to produce complex metal parts in rapid lead times.…

Alkaios Bournias Varotsis
May 4, 2021 • 9 min read

Design Brief: The Aurelius Mk1 Turbine Core

Working with VELO3D and nTopology, Sierra Turbines re-imagines the design of a microturbine by decreasing part count from 61 to 1 and designing a 360-degree fuel injector. Read below to learn more about…

David Laudermilch
August 12, 2020