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Getting started with design for additive manufacturing

Do you want to begin designing parts that will be 3D printed? If you’re just getting started with design for additive manufacturing (DfAM), and you’ve never designed a part before or have only designed parts for traditional manufacturing processes, these 3 tips will be helpful for your new journey with …

Featured image - Sulis version 1.9 update

We’re happy to announce that we’ve released a new version of our advanced AM design software, Sulis, which brings many new features and improvements to both the Flow and Lattice modules, in particular the ability to design stochastic lattices. Existing users can easily get this update by simply downloading the …

Featured image - 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 …

Featured image - AM in 10 - additive manufactruing and sustainability

VIDEO SUMMARY In this “AM in 10” video, we look at improving the sustainability of additive manufacturing (AM) and understand how we as designers can make AM a more sustainable technology. Good knowledge of design (DfAM) can improve the sustainability of AM in so many ways, and excellence among design …

The game-changer of additive manufacturing 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 …

Featured image - AM in 10 - heat exchangers

VIDEO SUMMARY Why are heat exchangers the poster child of additive manufacturing? In this AM in 10 video, we discuss why additive manufacturing is used for heat exchangers, give design advice and discuss the challenges involved with printing these components. A heat exchanger is a device that is used to …