For Aircraft Engine Bracket, 3DP Completes the Optimization

For Aircraft Engine Bracket, 3DP Completes the Optimization

Design software and direct metal printing combine to overcome the historic compromises of “manufacturability” Reconsidering strength vs. weight Topology optimization Cuts weight of aircraft bracket by 70%

For hundreds of years manufacturers have compromised original design concepts to achieve “manufacturability.” Even accounting for progress in design, materials, and production processes, conventional manufacturing techniques have limited the ability to realize complex geometries or organically shaped components in a cost effective way. Thus, the finished components represent a “trade-off” in functionality and performance.

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