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4 principles of design for additive manufacturing

Design for additive manufacturing is the practice of designing a part or product that exploits the freedoms of additive manufacturing whilst adhering to the process limitations. The aim for all designers should be to minimise the production time, cost and risk of in-build failure, whilst maximising the functionality and quality …

Hydraulic manifold designed for aerospace industry

Gen3D and the Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC) recently collaborated on a hydraulic manifold for aerospace redesigned for additive manufacturing. Hydraulic manifolds are ideal for additive manufacturing (AM) because there’s huge potential for mass reduction and flow improvement. The project demonstrated that AM could provide a significant mass reduction of the …

Lattice Structure made using the casting process

Gen3D and Enable recently collaborated on the successful design and production of a complex lattice structure produced using Enable’s Additive Casting® process, which is a hybrid production method combining additive manufacturing and traditional casting. We want to share this project with you because it’s incredibly innovative and demonstrates the creative …

Gen3D Software update 1.8

We’re pleased to announce that a new version of Gen3D’s software is now available to all customers. To update, customers simply need to download the latest version of the software to your machine. Primarily, we’ve completed a big upgrade to the Lattice Module, but we’ve also listened to your feedback …

Course Curriculum - Design for Additive Manufacturing

We’re bringing design for additive manufacturing knowledge to as many people as possible. Last year Gen3D won a grant from Innovate UK called “Business-led innovation in response to global disruption” and spent many months working hard to use the funds responsibly. We’ve developed a free “Design for Additive Manufacturing” course …

DRAMA program by MTC UK

We are pleased to announce that Gen3D will be participating in a highly influential consortium of leaders in the UK aerospace industry to accelerate the adoption of additive manufacturing in the UK aerospace supply chain. Led by the MTC, these projects will grow innovation in the sector and give a …