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The journey of a different software developer

As a materials engineer turned software developer, my journey has been quite different than most developers. I started coding with QBASIC around 7th grade with my 486, oen of the first complex piece of software I wrote was a 2D … Continue reading

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Toyota’s Lightweight Car Seat

Toyota and Materialize designed a topology optimized car seat intended to be 3d printed. (link)

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Lacrosse Head Topology Optimization

Folks at Optimal Device have optimized a Lacrosse head, while taking 3D printing directions into consideration (link).

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Topology Optimization for Morphing Micro Air Vehicles

In this interesting thesis study (link) James R. Elgersma explores the Morphing Micro Air Vehicle wing optimization for various morphed shapes and loads. Also actual Matlab code is presented at the end of the text. Interesting structures resembling insect wings … Continue reading

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Unmanned Helicopter Optimization

This Unmanned Helicopter optimization by CompoLight is a very nice example of how topology optimization can be applied. There is not much detail about the work, but this picture alone is satisfying.

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Lotus Vehicle Mass reduction study

These documents (link 1 , link 2) by Lotus which is a continuation of a study we previously featured. There are remarkable weight savings but these are mostly due to usage of light wieght materials. How the topology optimization results … Continue reading

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EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Additive Manufacturing

The EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Additive Manufacturing, is focusing on multifunctional Additive Manufacturing and in one project how it can efficiently used together with topology optimization (link).

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Topology Optimization of Custom Helmets

In a research project by Virginia Tech (link) custom helmets for individual users is being developed with the help of topology optimization.

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Who can benefit from Topology Optimization?

We are reviewing lots of articles and other materials, however someone new to the area may not see in which industries can benefit from topology optimization. So we decided to write a short article on this. So if you are … Continue reading

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ManufSim development build released

Here is our free for all 2D manufacturing game/simulation Manufsim link. (Requires Unity 3D webplayer, which is a nice and popular 3D tool) Please share the link with the people that may benefit from this software, such as students. Please … Continue reading

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