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Lightweighting with Cellular Materials: Insights from Nature

Can cellular materials serve as a design solution for achieving lightweighting of engineering structures? Let’s listen to what nature has to say.

Dhruv Bhate
August 21, 2020 • 4 min read

Elevating Design and Cutting Costs – Structural Lightweighting

Brought to life by metal additive manufacturing processes, part design has reached new heights. Fueled by computational modeling and the ability to synthesize data and leverage it within a design, coupled with technology to create complex geometries, industries are able…

Gabrielle Thelen
August 20, 2020

Design for Additive Manufacturing: Turning the Hype into a Reality

What allows for free complexity in designing for additive manufacturing (DfAM) also creates limitations. DfAM involves balancing the opportunistic aspects of an AM process against its limitations and restrictions. Read below as I discuss stages of AM adoption and how…

Timothy Simpson
August 19, 2020 • 3 min read

Making Design for Metal Powder Bed Fusion Accessible with the GAPS Worksheet

Making an accurate prediction if your component is suitable for AM at the beginning of the design phase can save you time, money, and material. To help with that researchers at Penn State University created an easy to use worksheet…

Jennifer Bracken
August 14, 2020 • 4 min read

Recent Posts

Design for Metrology in Additive Manufacturing

Designing for AM, in general, has its challenges. One challenge is ensuring that your designs will be measurable using X-ray Computed Tomography (XCT). Below, I briefly go over this and invite you to…

Younes Chahid
August 12, 2020 • 3 min read

Above and Beyond Traditional Structures for Liquid Cooling

In the next 10 years, data centers are projected to consume 8% of the global supply of energy with half of that being used by the cooling system alone. Read below to see…

Arian Aghababaie
August 10, 2020

Designing Heat Exchangers for Additive Manufacturing

Our Metal DfAM eSeries kicks off week 2 with a focus on Heat Exchangers. A majority of the focus on Triply Periodic Minimal Surfaces (TMPS) and their applicability.

Maiki Vlahinos
August 7, 2020

Additive Manufacturing in Orthopedics – Lattice Structures

See how Amplify Additive focuses on fusion and osseointegration to manufacture implants.

Jonathan Buckley
August 5, 2020 • 5 min read

Flexible Metal – Leveraging Powerful Design Tools to Create Compliant Medical Devices

Titanium is the blank canvas on which advanced additive designs can be placed.

Matt Shomper
August 3, 2020 • 4 min read

Keeping Your Medical Device Design Process Traceable

When it comes to regulatory oversight, traceability is more a requirement than a recommendation. However, that doesn’t mean implementing it into your processes needs to be an obstacle; nTop Platform offers traceability right…

Christopher Cho
July 9, 2020 • 4 min read

Dismantle systemic racism & end police violence

As an organization we are not going to keep silent.

Bradley Rothenberg
June 5, 2020

Shortening the design cycle and customizing with TPU

The third and final installment on automotive innovation and the Green Deal. Read how new modeling technology and the use of TPU could be part of the answer.

Fabian Grupp
June 3, 2020

How Lightweighting and Copper Might Drive Automotive Innovation

The second installment on how the automotive industry can innovate through the use of AM technology.

Fabian Grupp
May 26, 2020