Month: November 2022

Topology

How Topology Optimisation Creates 3D Printing Opportunities

3D printing unlocks unequalled rapid prototyping opportunities but getting caught up in the iteration cycle creates bottlenecks. With fewer iterations you can reduce time to final part and time to market, but it’s easier said than done with traditional, numerical workflow. The traditional process sees engineers applying loads to already-manufactured parts and evaluating where they …

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Part orientation

6 Effects of Part Orientation on 3D Printed Parts

Many factors determine the accuracy and surface finish of 3D printed parts, but part orientation is up there with the most important.  Part orientation refers to how you print parts on the build platform, which dictates the print head’s travel. The cusp of it is that FFF 3D printers produce parts with anisotropic properties where the X, …

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What is a Lattice Structure? – Optimise your 3D Printed Parts

A lattice is a repeating pattern of strips, an arrangement so practical that you can find it in everything from apple pie to 3D printing.  In 3D printing, lattice structures make parts lighter and stronger, solving strength and rigidity challenges. They are also relatively simple to produce, enabling most 3D printers to maintain high print …

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