Showing results tagged with "Topology Optimization"

Toyota's Lightweight Car Seat: A Bionic Design

Kirsten Van Praet
September 15, 2015

How do you produce a lightweight car seat prototype with a minimal volume and an optimal heat capacity? And how do you edit and 3D print such a large and complex file? Materialise has a solid reputation in the automotive industry, built on extensive knowledge in the production of large prototypes. In a quest to assist Toyota in creating a lightweight car seat, the software team added new features to our design enhancement software 3-matic, and developed a slice-based operations technology which is incorporated into the Build Processor software.

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Using Topology Optimization for an Aircraft Engine Bracket

Kirsten Van Praet
March 16, 2015

 How can you reconstruct a topology-optimized object in CAD? And what is the most efficient way to do this? Max van der Kolk, a master’s student at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, wrote his thesis answering these questions.

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