Industrial design DfAM Series: Material reduction and aesthetic design of a rearview mirror
Published on November 17, 2020
Samantha Kratky, nTop
Many constraints found in traditional manufacturing for industrial design have been released with the rise of AM. Now, designers can use simulation driven topology optimization to create organic, lightweight designs.
nTop’s field driven design capabilities take it one step further, making it easy to smoothen topology optimized results and add material back in for additional reinforcement as needed.
These techniques allow designers to bring customization to the next level. In this presentation, Sam Kratky from nTop demonstrates these techniques on a rearview mirror.
Watch and learn how to:
- Use topology optimization to decrease material for reduced part cost
- Utilize field driven design for post optimization editing control
- Customize surface texturing design using lattice structures
- CASE STUDY
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