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Custom unit cell examples in Sulis by Gen3D

New features in Sulis offer unparalleled design freedoms for additive manufacturing

Since our last software release article, Gen3D has released a host of new features and improvements to Sulis Lattice and Sulis Flow. Culminating in V1.10 which was released in March 2022, these new features give users unparalleled design freedoms for additive manufacturing. In the Lattice module, new features include custom unit cells, node inflation, stochastic …

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benefits of 3D printed metamaterials - examples of multimaterial lattices

Beyond lightweighting – the benefits of 3D printed metamaterials

Multi-functional lattice structures utilising metamaterials have the potential to radically change the future of products that we use in our daily lives and the way in which industries like aerospace and the medical field operate. There are many benefits to 3D printed metamaterials that go way beyond the lightweighting offered with topology optimisation or lattice structures …

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End effectors designed by Penn State students 2021

Design of a 3D-printed end effector in collaboration with Penn State University

In 2021 we supported a Summer School project for students of the Additive Manufacturing and Design Masters program at Penn State World Campus. The students were asked to design a 3D printed end effector capable of moving four ping-pong balls (at different heights) between two locations using AM appropriate design. The project was supported by …

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Hollow strut lattice and Intersecting Gyroid Lattice

Advanced tutorials for designing lattices – combining lattice types

Sulis Lattice can be used to easily create complex lattice structures. Since its release in 2020, this module has become one of the simplest ways to generate high-resolution complex lattice structures for additive manufacturing. We’ve created many tutorial videos to help you grasp the basics so now it’s time to get more advanced. In this blog …

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AM in 10 - additive manufacturing and orthopaedic implants

AM in 10 – additive manufacturing and orthopaedic implants

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pmM-vI-kCU&t=2s VIDEO SUMMARY In this “AM in 10” video, we look at additive manufacturing (AM) and how it is used successfully for orthopaedic implants. As AM continues to mature, it will enable us to produce highly efficient and customised medical implants that are produced quickly and are cost-effective too. This means that more patients globally …

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5 common mistakes when designing parts for additive manufacturing

Designing for additive manufacturing (AM) can be challenging and it’s easy to make mistakes when designing parts for AM because there’s often conflicting requirements. There are many ways AM designers can improve their skills. They can participate in classes, find inspiration from other designs and practise on example problems. To improve, designers need to learn …

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