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Generative Design Challenges Old Paradigms from the Parametric Era
The genesis of generative design can be traced back to simulation software, with topology optimization as the intermediary evolutionary step. Generative design software uses time-tested structural, fluid and thermal simulation technologies; however, instead of asking the user to provide the target geometry, generative design software suggests and recommends appropriate geometry or topology based on user input.
Desktop Metal Launches 316L Stainless Steel for Various Environments
316L joins Desktop Metal’s expanding metal 3D printing materials library for the Studio System.
KDT Leads $160 Million Investment in Desktop Metal
Combined funding rounds are now at $438 million, reportedly making Desktop Metal a highly funded private 3D printing outfit.
Generative Design Challenges Old Paradigms from the Parametric Era
The genesis of generative design can be traced back to simulation software, with topology optimization as the intermediary evolutionary step. Generative design software uses time-tested structural, fluid and thermal simulation technologies; however, instead of asking the user to provide the...
Markforged and Desktop Metal Reach Friendly Resolution on Trade Secret Lawsuit
Metal Additive Manufacturing Market Heats Up
From new cold spray deposition methods to innovations in extrusion processes, advances in metal additive manufacturing address long-standing limitations related to cost, safety and time to print.
When CAD, CAE and CAM Collide
New compute platforms enable design engineers to reap the benefits of CAD, CAE and CAM convergence.
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What to Know About Making Industrial-Grade 3D Parts
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Instant Feedback in Simulation
In designer-friendly simulation products, real-time visuals may become a standard feature.
An April Additive Manufacturing Odyssey: RAPID + TCT 2018
A recap of the RAPID + TCT 2018 conference.
An April Additive Manufacturing Odyssey: AMUG 2018
A recap of the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) conference 2018.
Metal Additive Manufacturing Gains Significant Ground
According to a the Wohlers Report 2018, released recently by the 3D printing market research consultancy Wohlers Associates, an estimated 1,768 metal AM printers were sold in 2017 compared to 983 systems in 2016.
Magicfirm Promises to Bring Metal Additive Manufacturing Costs Down with New ZYYX 3D Printer
Magicfirm expects the three-step binder-based metal 3D printing system will become available as early as 2019.
The Rise of Design Software for 3D Printing
Manufacturers’ embrace of additive manufacturing pressures software providers.
Partnering on Design for Additive Manufacturing
3D design software vendors and 3D printer manufacturers are teaming up to introduce capabilities and create seamless workflows to promote DfAM early.
Desktop Metal Sues Markforged for Patent Infringement
Siblings working at the companies were an alleged link between their metal 3D printing technologies.



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