Additive Industries Presents 2nd Edition of Design Challenge

Industrial 3D metal printing or additive manufacturing is gaining ground by the day. In aerospace fuel nozzles are printed by GE Aviation and Siemens are printing parts for turbines. In the medical industry additive processes are used for both dental and medical implants by several specialised manufacturers. Crucial in the success of these innovative applications is the ability of the designer to ‘design for additive manufacturing’ and maximize the possibilities this new production technology has to offer. Apply the features that make this technology unique: thin walls, honeycomb structures, form free channels in the product, integration of functions and personalisation.

In order to grow the number of examples and inspire many other industries to develop dedicated applications for industrial 3D printing, Additive Industries is presenting the second edition of the Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge. Competing in two categories, both professionals and students are encouraged to redesign an existing conventional part of a machine or product for 3D printing. The winners are announced at the Additive World Conference on March 23rd, 2016 in Eindhoven.

Partners in the Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge are leading CAE technology provider (e.g. Topology Optimization) - Altair Engineering and consumer 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker. The contestants will be supported by Additive Industries’ AddLab team in topology optimisation during the design process and the winners in both categories take home the latest Ultimaker 2 3D printer. Also the award winning designs will be printed in metal.

For more information on the Design Challenge including evaluation criteria and how to submit your redesign, visit: www.additiveworld.com

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