Industrial 3D metal printing or additive manufacturing is gaining ground every day. In aerospace fuel nozzles are printed by GE Aviation, Siemens is printing parts for turbines and both dental and medical implants are made additively by several specialised manufacturers. Critical in the success of these innovative applications is the ability of the designer to ‘design for additive manufacturing’ or maximize the possibilities this new production technology has to offer. Apply the features that make this technology unique: design freedom, thin walls, lattice structures, form free channels in the product, integration of parts and functions, customisation and more.
Additive Industries wants to challenge both professional designers and students
In order to raise the number of examples and inspire many other industries to develop dedicated applications for industrial 3D printing, Additive Industries has launched the 4th edition of the Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge. Competing in two categories both professional designers & engineers and students are encouraged to take an existing part of a machine or product that is made with conventional technologies today and redesign it for 3D printing. Partners in the Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge are leading CAE technology provider (e.g. Topology Optimization) - Altair Engineering, a consumer 3D printer manufacturer – Ultimaker, Autodesk - a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software and European Association of the Machine Tool Industries CECIMO.