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Design for Additive Manufacturing: What Does That Really Mean?

On August 23, 2017, Posted by , In Aerospace,Marine, With No Comments

The story of designing for additive manufacturing (AM) is always told through eccentric geometries and topology optimization, but does it really have to be that complex?  What is often misunderstood is that AM is primarily a tool to solve problems. Just because the technology allows for the design of extremely…

From design to final part, what does it really take?

On February 17, 2017, Posted by , In Marine, With No Comments

Design to Part for Custom Marine Hardware Background: A common misconception with metal additive manufacturing is that 3D printing is as simple as printing followed by part installation.  Addaero’s approach is to treat additively manufactured components as near-net castings that require post-processing operations to meet the final production requirements.  Because…