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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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The game-changer of additive manufacturing in the rocket propulsion industry

How additive manufacturing became a game-changer in the rocket propulsion industry

Additive manufacturing in the rocket propulsion industry is a huge opportunity. The process can achieve optimal design while keeping costs low.  Private enterprises have become heavily involved in the space industry and when it comes to private business, whoever successfully (and safely) launches the largest payload into space with the most efficient engine will win …

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Extra stock material is added to the larger ports to allow for post-machining of the manifold to the correct tolerances

Hydraulic manifold for aerospace redesigned for additive manufacturing with MTC, part-2 (systems-level) redesign

In this post, which follows on from part 1 (hydraulic manifold for aerospace redesigned for AM with MTC, part-1), we will look at how we redesigned this hydraulic manifold from a systems-level redesign perspective. By removing some constraints in the design process and moving the positions of the inlets and outlets of the manifold, we …

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VIDEO: AM in 10 – additive manufacturing and the hydraulics industry

In this AM in 10 video, Gen3D’s Applications Engineer, Dr Steve Goguelin takes you through additive manufacturing in the hydraulics industry in just 10 minutes. He will discuss how additive manufacturing can be used more within this industry and the what, why and how of applying AM, and especially, AM design to create optimised components.  …

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