Topological optimization

DESIGN WITH MINIMUM MATERIAL

Our expertise and the range of our machine park allow us to revolutionize the “traditional” design of parts by using methods to develop light structures—such as lattice-type structures—and topological optimization to address your challenges. By using a technical specification, we are able to design or re-design your parts or sub-assemblies for optimal results.

ADVANTAGES:

  • Considerably reduced weight
  • Reduction in the number of references to manufacture
  • Wholesale orders, stock management
  • No tooling costs.
  • Eco-friendly design and economy of materials used.

METHODOLOGY:

  • Analysis of your specifications document (limit conditions, forces and strains and volume, etc.)
  • Availability of all the data required to carry out calculations for optimisation.
  • Results’ analysis
  • Optimisation report

“Topological optimization is made possible by the freedom of shape and geometry that technologies like 3D printing and in particular metal fusion technology offer (Additive Layer Manufacturing).”

From 8150 mm3 – Volume final : 5705 mm3 = Gain of 29%
INITIAL & ALTAIR OPTISTRUCT®

THE PROCESS

This optimization method allows the removal of any redundant material from a part, leaving only the volume that is absolutely necessary while respecting the load constraints and resistance.

OUR KEY STRENGTHS

Through of our expertise and knowledge, we are extremely well-versed in all stages of process optimization up to and including the delivery of a tangible product.

  • Cutting edge software and simulation tools for state-of-the-industry modelling.
  • In depth knowledge of working with plastics.
  • Expertise in plastic and metal additive manufacturing.

APPLICATIONS

  • Aeronautics, space and defence, continual research into weight and mass reduction.
  • Industrial sector: cost reduction.
  • Creative sector: the freedom to create shapes.
  • Medical sector: lattice structures for osseointegration.