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Featured Image - AM in 10 - Additive Manufacturing and hydraulics

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 …

Types of lattices for additive manufacturing – the terms all engineers need to know

What types of lattices for additive manufacturing are there, and why are they so important? One of the advantages of AM is the ability to create fine-featured high precision shapes, and many designers have taken advantage of this and added lattice or cellular structures to their components. These structures can …

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 …