Wärtsilä Optimizes Industrial Impeller 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.
Guide to Lattice Structures in Additive Manufacturing
Lattice structures are becoming increasingly common in product design. But what are they exactly, and how can you take advantage of them to develop the next generation of high-performing 3D printed products? This…
Lightweighting Applications through Smart Engineering Design
Lightweighting technology leads to improved performance, increased energy efficiency, reduced manufacturing costs, and greener products. This article shares lightweighting application examples from the automotive, aerospace, heavy machinery, medical, and sporting goods industries for…
8 Benefits of Lightweighting in Manufacturing & Engineering
Lightweighting isn’t a new concept in engineering, but its relevance and importance are evolving. Find out why lightweighting matters today and how you can maximize its potential benefits by applying the latest developments…
Structural Optimization: 7 Design Tips for Lighter Designs
Lightweighting means more than just reducing mass. Through smart design techniques, you can maximize product functionality and minimize costs. Here are seven design tips for efficient structural design.
Automotive Lightweighting: Achieving Radical Gains Through Design
When it comes to designing cars, saving weight is a top priority. But there is more to it than just swapping steel for aluminum, or tearing out the back seats.
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.…
How Strong is a Space Wrench? Finite Element to Failure: High-Performance, Real-World Parts
The founding mission of polySpectra is straightforward: to create engineering-grade materials for additive manufacturing that help designers, inventors, and engineers make their ideas real. That last word is really key for us. We…
Topology Optimized Carbon Fiber Polypropylene Parts are “Taking-Off”!
Additive manufacturing (AM) has enabled the production of designs that were thought to be impossible 25 years ago. The impressive fact is that these additive-based technologies continue to advance and improve at a…