Topology
Optimisation

Inspired by Nature

Nature is one of our inspiration sources for lightweight design. Topology optimisation, using the same algorithms that the human body is using to reinforce the bones in your body, is one of the tools to minimise material use while still maintaining performance.

A typical example is to minimize the amount of material (or weight) used for a component given certain stiffness and strength requirements. The method is an ideal fit with additive manufacturing (AM), as it provides a means for intelligently exploiting the design freedom.

Topology Optimisation in latin translates to the Optimum study (logos) of Placement (Topo) of matter

The Benefits of Topology Optimisation

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Process Steps

  • Load case
  • Design Domain
  • Optimisation Targets
  • Optimisation Strategy
  • Detail Design

Manufacturing Methods

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Milling & Turning
  • Casting
  • Composites
  • Casting
  • Sheet Metal Forming

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