Today, additive manufacturing (AM) offers unprecedented possibilities for the design and production of functional parts. However, to fully exploit the design complexity offered by the technology, design software, like topology optimisation, is needed.
Topology optimisation makes the production of stronger, lightweight parts possible. Today’s article will explore how topology optimisation, coupled with 3D printing, can help engineers to reimagine their approach to designing and producing parts.
What is topology optimisation?
Topology optimisation is a generative design technique that optimises the geometry of an object using mathematical calculations.
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