Designing a gyroid-based radiator: Bringing together CAD and nTop in a single workflow
Published on June 22, 2021
In this webinar, Professor Olaf Diegel presents a workflow for designing a gyroid-based radiator, a type of air-to-liquid heat exchanger, in nTop.
Starting from a single parametric multi-bodied part created in Solidworks, he creates a reusable design workflow in nTop that generates a gyroid lattice for heat transfer and updates automatically if the CAD design inputs change.
The presentation also focuses on the importance of Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM). Professor Olaf Diegel touches upon print orientation, overhangs, and large cross-sections, internal support ribs, and other strategies for minimizing the need for sacrificial support material.
You will learn to:
- Use a multi-body native CAD part to quickly alter nTop geometry
- Understand the overall thought process behind designing a heat exchanger in nTop and of using TPMS lattice structures
- Understand the core principles of DfAM for metal powder bed fusion
Professor Diegel has shared his Solidworks and nTop files for you to download and try during or after the webinar. Download here.
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