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Topology Optimization

 
 
A method, often automated by simulation or design software, to find the optimal distribution of material given user-specified goals and constraints. One of those goals in often to remove weight from the part. The results are often organic, branch-like structures that may be difficult to manufacture via traditional subtractive processes, which is why topology optimization is sometimes paired with additive manufacturing/3D printing
 
 

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