The optimum geometry is no longer limited by strict limitations of the manufacturing process.
When a component requires maximum optimisation, you need the freedom to manufacture even complex geometries. 3D printing enables this freedom.
Dipl.-Ing. (FH), B. Sc. (WU)
Head of Analysis and Research
The future of mechanical engineering
The entire mechanical engineering sector is currently undergoing a transformation. Generative manufacturing processes (3D printing) make it possible to produce complex structures without increasing costs. The potential of this disruptive technology is considerable:
The weak points of any new technology - high manufacturing costs for high volumes and limited material properties - are being improved in 3D printing more rapidly than in any other technology. This rapid development is made possible by a wide range of industries for which the process offers promising prospects.
3D printing offers an unprecedented variety of applications and will replace current manufacturing processes in large parts of high-tech mechanical engineering.
In order to exploit the potential of 3D printing in the best possible way and to shift the process-specific restrictions (anisotropy, thermal management, machine load factor, warpage & residual stress), the use of numerical simulation is a proven and efficient tool.
By simulating the manufacturing process, problems are identified without a large number of real test prints and the component and the process are optimised. SinusPro enables the calculation of the process-dependent component behaviour or the installation space of the printed object with regard to residual stress, thermal behaviour and distortion.
SinusPro has also developed a unique commercially usable software solution for this purpose. Software solution
Lattice optimisation provides the customer with a better understanding of the process and the product properties and is the basis for product & process optimisation. Another essential service area is the generation of specific designs for 3D printing. By integrating lattice optimisation processes, more efficient lattice lightweight structures can be integrated into the product in addition to conventional designs.
Implementation of complex geometries that are more efficient and weight-saving.
Your component can take over the functions or the entire geometry of other components through optimisation.
Due to the design possibilities in the
additive manufacturing, weight can be significantly saved using lattice optimization.
In additive manufacturing, valuable material can be saved with lattice optimization. This increases sustainability and reduces costs and emissions.