Category Archives: topology optimization

BMW demos 3D printed S1000RR sport bike following $12.3 million investment

This week multinational automotive BMW Group invested €10 million (approximately $12.3 million) in a new Additive Manufacturing Campus in Germany. In the teaser for this new facility, discerning viewers may have noticed the 3D printed chassis of a BMW sports bike. Made for the award winning BMW S1000RR motorcycle, the 3D printed chassis is a demonstration of possibilities yet […]

Russia’s $2.6 billion jet engine to be made using additive manufacturing

The Aviadvigatel PD-35 is Russia’s next generation airline jet engine. With a projected budget of 160 billion rubles ($2.6 billion) development of the engine is expected for completion in the next 5 years, and additive manufacturing (or additive technology) is tipped to be an important part of the plan. For the engine’s development, Russian commercial aircraft […]

Frustum updates TrueSOLID generative design platform for 3D

2018 3D Printing Industry Awards nominee Frustum Inc. has released the latest edition of its generative design platform TrueSOLID™. Working alongside traditional CAD software, such as Siemens NX and Siemens SolidEdge, TrueSOLID™ helps designers and engineers optimize digital models for additive manufacturing, milling and casting. The power of nature Generative design is currently a hot topic in […]

STELIA Aerospace use WAAM build an airplane fuselage

In a challenging demonstration of  Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM), French aerostructure manufacturer STELIA Aerospace has made aluminum panels that can be used to build an airplane fuselage. The panels are the product of a project started by STELIA in 2014 in collaboration with  French engineering school Centrale Nantes, engineering consultancy firm CT Ingenierie, and […]

3D printing generative design tool from Desktop Metal makes waves at SOLIDWORKS World

Award winning metal 3D printer developer Desktop Metal has announced Live Parts, a new generative design platform to help customers get the most out of additive manufacturing. Instead of working with known shapes or objects, Live Parts 3D software takes a more organic approach, and 3D models are “grown” from a set of predetermined factors, such […]