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Manufacturing constraints for topology optimization

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video: Manufacturing constraints for topology optimization

video: Manufacturing constraints for topology optimization

Published on January 20, 2021

Key Software Capabilities

  • Topology optimization
  • Design automation

Topology optimization is a common first step in a Design for Additive Manufacturing process — especially for structural lightweighting. Applying the appropriate manufacturing constraints allows you to take into account the intricacies of the production process right from the start.

In this nTop Live, Andrew Sartorelli, Product Manager at nTop, shows you how to apply AM constraints in your topology optimization workflow in nTop. He describes how to take advantage of the unique capabilities of the overhang constraint added in nTop 2.24 to take control over your TopOpt process.

Watch and learn how to:

  • Apply the topology optimization overhang constraint to generate parts for AM
  • Define multiple support boundary regions and build direction
  • Use the extrusion constraint for a variety of manufacturing processes

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Recreate the steps that Andrew followed in this nTop Training. To download all the necessary files for this training, please see this link.