Rapid design of an aerospace component for fight qualification
Published on October 27, 2020
Key Software Capabilities
- Topology optimization
nTop, Stress Engineering, and Origin teamed up to compete in the Advanced Manufacturing Olympics, hosted by America Makes and sponsored by the United States Air Force.
The mission: To rapidly iterate on a design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) for a hydraulic clamp for an aircraft. Specifically, a replacement candidate for the C3175-9J employed on F-16 aircraft.
Over two-weeks and while completely virtual, the team performed 30+ iterations to arrive at a highly optimized design for the clamp to meet the minimum threshold of a one-time flight.
See how they did it in this webinar. By watching you will learn:
- The story of the final part and the role each company played in the final product
- The ease of DfAM and applying this model to existing workflows
- Collaboration in time of COVID-19
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