Design for Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing eliminates design limitations imposed by conventional production methods. This makes it possible to produce complex parts – but it also creates the need for new approaches to design. Software programs developed for this purpose help to exploit the possibilities of additive manufacturing. They use simulation tools to identify the critical points in the production process. This topic shows you how to get the most out of design and simulation for additive manufacturing.

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ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, ZPP Zentrum für Produkt- und Prozessentwicklung October 6, 2021

Parametric structures in jewellery design

Aesthetic implementation of parametric structures in jewelry design using additive manufacturing - A symbiosis of aesthetics, technology and science.

pd|z Product Development Group Zurich September 9, 2021

Innovative Highly Functional Integrated AM Brake Caliper

A monolithic additive manufactured (AM) mechanism with threefold integration of functionalities: fluid channels, compliant thin corrugated membrane and lightweight design that demonstrates the free "functional complexity" potential of metallic AM

spherene AG September 7, 2021
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Cost reduction from design to production

The new design process method offers several advantages even during production. Which makes shorter design intervals, lower print height, free part orientation, and much more.

AM Expo 2021

spherene AG September 7, 2021

Novel Design Method

This novel technology allows for the users to apply numerous boundary conditions and realize the best optimal solution with the Adaptive Minimal Density Surface (ADMS) methology.

AM Expo 2021

Advisors4am GmbH & NUFORM August 24, 2021

Experience sport in a new way with additive manufacturing

ASB GlassFloor stands for innovation in the world of sports. With the help of additive manufacturing, the company produces the most modern flooring system on the market. Like a chameleon, the floor adapts its illuminated pitch markings to the respective sport.

AM Expo 2021

FHNW - Hochschule für Technik - Institut für Produkt- und Produktionsengineering IPPE July 30, 2021

Optimization of a Desuperheater Sprayhead

Emerson Automation Solutions GmbH wants to raise the current desuperheater sprayheads to the next level through a change in the manufacturing method. The design freedom of an additively manufactured sprayhead leads to an increase in performance and omits current drawbacks.

AM Expo 2021

CSEM SA July 29, 2021
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Redesign, additive manufacturing and validation

Redesign, additive manufacturing and validation of a space-compatible slipring rotor. Adding new, built-in electrical functions increases end products’ added value.

AM Expo 2021

ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, ZPP Zentrum für Produkt- und Prozessentwicklung May 14, 2021

«Added Value by Additive Manufacturing»

ZPP, your competent partner in additive manufacturing. From economic & technical feasibility studies, customized product development, topology optimization and simulation, process and parameter development for various metal alloys to general and customer-specific education and training on the topic.

ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, ZPP Zentrum für Produkt- und Prozessentwicklung May 11, 2021

Planet carriers optimised through additive manufacturing

In this R&D project at ZPP/ZHAW, a planet carrier for a planetary gearbox was optimized by additive manufacturing. An example that excellently demonstrates the "added value" of AM (L-PBF). With the result of reducing components, assembly time, inertia forces and weight.

GF Casting Solutions AG February 22, 2021
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3D-printed demonstrator for industrial gas turbines

The next generation of gas turbines will be a real game changer - and additive technologies and their advantages are key to build more sustainable turbines. Learn more about how future industrial gas turbines will benefit from additive manufacturing.

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