07 October 2020 8:20
Today, engineers have an arsenal of advanced software tools that help them solve complex engineering problems in additive manufacturing. One such tool is generative design software, which uses powerful computation to produce innovative design variations.    When coupled with AM, generative design helps to lower manufacturing costs, while creating highly complex, lightweight structures that would be difficult, if not impossible, to produce with traditional processes.    To learn more about generative design software, we spoke with Bradley Rothenberg, CEO of nTopology, New York-based company providing engineering software, nTop Platform, both for AM and conventional ...
18 January 2019 9:26
[caption id="attachment_7390" align="alignright" width="251"] Revannth Murugesan, Managing Director at Carbon Performance[/caption] The world of performance racing and motorsports is defined by innovation. Where performance and speed are key criteria, maintaining engineering excellence is crucial. As such, the sector is increasingly looking towards technologies like additive manufacturing to drive innovation.   One company leveraging this development is Carbon Performance, a UK-based startup that manufactures high-performance components using additive manufacturing. Using AI and blockchain technologies in addition to AM, the company aims to deliver the next generation of smart automotive components.   We spoke with Carbon ...
25 October 2018 12:00
Generative design is a software tool that enables engineers and designers to approach design problems in more innovative and efficient ways. Generative design algorithms explore all possible design solutions by defining goals and constraints, offering engineers numerous options to explore.   Although still in its infancy, generative design has shown remarkable potential for industrial applications, particularly when coupled with 3D printing. Together, generative design and 3D printing can achieve more design flexibility, while creating lighter and stronger parts.   Today, we’ll be looking at the benefits and current challenges of using generative design, ...