As new manufacturing techniques arise new design opportunities appear. More complex parts are being designed to increase performance, durability and reduce material waste.
In combination with this, topological optimization software is helping engineers and designers to push the design limits and reach the best possible solution for each individual application.
With series of iterations a proposal that fulfills the loading conditions as well as structural and design restrictions is considered as the optimum design. This fictitious design offered by the software usually can’t be manufactured so it´s just an inspiration for the design and engineering team to work together in reaching a solution as similar as possible to this one.
In the car industry, mostly at the competition divisions, this kind of studies are getting widely used because for manufacturers is so important to get the best performing parts as well as reducing dramatically its weight. With these conditions and the combination of new materials and additive manufacturing techniques the most fictitious designs can be transformed to reality and have pushed this industry to a whole other level.
We measure and apply loads, boundary conditions and consider the maximum working volume allowed.
Different manufacturing conditions restrict the solutions offered by the software.
Engineers propose some designs.
Hopefully the best solution is reached.