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Topology Optimization Additive Manufacturing Constraints in nTopology

In the recent nTopology 2.24 update, we introduced the topology optimization overhang constraint for Additive Manufacturing. In this blog post, we take a deeper look at the unique capabilities of this new feature…

Alkaios Bournias Varotsis
December 17, 2020

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…

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…

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…

Jennifer Bracken
August 14, 2020 • 4 min read

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