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The New Age of Generative Design & Additive Manufacturing

Using the latest generative design software coupled with our state-of-the-art additive manufacturing facility we have developed a weight-optimised component for a leading robotics and automation company. This powerful new combination of technologies offers revolutionary possibilities for designers to create parts that achieve minimum weight, avoid material wastage and maximise performance efficiency.

Additive manufacturing is the ideal complement for generative design, given the complex, almost organic forms that are created. In fact, additive manufacturing is invariably the only way that such forms can be produced, due to their typically intricate features.

What is more, additive manufacturing (aka 3D printing) frees designers and manufacturers to rapidly turn around parts from design to production, whilst eliminating tooling costs and dispelling the notion of minimum production runs. Additive manufacturing effectively provides infinite scope for product variation with none of the cost and time barriers imposed by more traditional processes.

Manufacturers are increasingly realising the commercial benefits now available to them. We are experiencing a surge in demand for end-part manufacture, as well the prototyping of innovative designs through our 3D printing bureau service. Our industrial leading Hewlett Packard Jet Fusion 4200 and Stratasys Fortus 900mc 3D printers provide truly functional production parts in a range of engineering thermoplastics. We can, for example, produce a weekly output of over 1000 Nylon PA12 parts, each occupying a volume of 45 mm x 45 mm x 45 mm, using our HP Jet Fusion 4200 alone. Our Fortus 900mc can also produce advanced engineering parts in its 915 mm x 609 mm x 915 mm build chamber in high performance thermoplastics like Ultem.

Don't hesitate to get in touch if you are considering the potential benefits offered by the powerful new combination of generative design and additive manufacturing. You can contact us by emailing sales@fluxaxis.com or calling +44 1904 239 199.