Lightness and resistance : all the advantages of 3D printing technology
While traditional manufacturing techniques remove material starting from a full semi-finished product, 3D printing involves depositing it in successive layers until the final object is obtained.
This process enables unprecedented design freedom, allowing the creation of extremely complex geometries characterized by an internal filling that varies in shape and density.
By associating these features with the peculiar characteristics of superpolymers and composite materials processed by Roboze, it is possible to create incredibly light and resistant structures, which would be too expensive or impossible to achieve with conventional methods.
The 3D printing technology, therefore, pushes the concept of topological optimization beyond all limits, providing an additional degree of depth to the engineering process of a part.
Topological optimization beyond all limits: the details of the design
Topological optimization is a mathematical approach, used during the design of a detail, aimed at identifying the best design that meets the final conditions of use.
By setting geometric constraints and operating conditions, it is possible to determine through thermomechanical simulations the areas of an object mainly stressed by external stimuli, which will perform structural functions according to different degrees.
Once identified, the detail can be optimized in its external form and internal structure, varying its density in accordance with the simulations carried out.
By modifying the internal filling of the component, including special cell structures (latex structures), it is also possible to provide it with particular characteristics related to energy management, from impact resistance to thermal-acoustic dissipation.
This process, which provides for the deposition of material only where necessary, leads to an optimization of the strength / weight ratio of a structure, leading to significant advantages in terms of production times and costs.
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