Simulation-Driven Product Development In Additive Manufacturing

How 3D printing will change the way products are conceived and designed.

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Additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, has the potential to radically change the way in which products are conceived and designed. The additive process allows for unprecedented design complexity and design freedoms. Full subassemblies can be produced in one print eliminating costly joining operations. Parts can be customized and produced in small, made- to-order batches. Parts can be produced when and wherever needed — at home, in the work or battle eld, at the assembly line. For additive manufacturing to become ubiquitous, and its promise fully realized, the current design and simulation tools must also radically evolve.

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