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Pairing Additive Manufacturing with Topology Optimization for Diesel Engine Support Redesign
Topology optimization tends to increase geometric complexity. This isn't a challenge for additive manufacturing.
Carl Bass Comments at Recent Autodesk Event
The software company CEO spoke at Autodesk University on topics including challenges to the automotive industry and the coming of generative design.
Using an App to Adopt CNC Technology Faster
Learn about a company that made the leap into CNC technology thanks to a custom machine-operating/program-generating app that enabled its inexperienced people to effectively run its new CNC turning center.
Build the Machine around the Workpiece
Rather than fitting a part into an existing machine, modular machining units enable building a custom machine particularly suited for that workpiece. This approach is best for large production runs of specialized parts.
Video: Racing Engine Oil Pump Gear Produced through Additive Manufacturing
High complexity and low quantity made this critical part a candidate for 3D printing.
Video: Sheet Metal Forming Without a Die
Ford Motor Company produced this video of its process for forming sheet metal directly from the CAD model, without any need for a die.
Landspeed Record with Laser Melting
The very first object to break the landspeed barrier of 1,000 mph is likely to be a part produced through additive manufacturing.
Survey Shows Positive Outlook on North American Manufacturing
MFG.com recently released the results of its MFGWatch survey targeting 8,840 sourcing professionals throughout North America. The results indicate that 2013 is going to be a year of growth.