In order to get the most from utilizing Additive Manufacturing, the benefits and challenges need to be understood by both the business leader and the designing engineer.
Tools and techniques such as topology optimization, generative design, mass optimization, and multiscale structures remove many limitations to design imposed by subtractive manufacturing, but it’s not panacea either. Each additive process has its own limitations to things such as overhang and warpage. Please contact us to discuss your particular topic. We also wholeheartedly recommend Professor John Hart’s online course offered by MIT for anyone who’d like to understand both the technical and business sides of AM.