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This is a guest post in our series looking at the future of 3D Printing. To celebrate 5 years of reporting on the 3D printing industry, we’ve invited industry leaders and 3D printing experts to give us their perspective and predictions for the next 5 years and insight into trends in additive manufacturing.
Stephen Chadwick is Managing Director EuroNorth at Dassault Systèmes. Dassault Systèmes are known as the 3DEXPERIENCE company. As the developers of 3D design tools, digital mock-up, and product lifecycle management software, Dassault Systèmes software is behind a remarkable number of engineering and manufacturing enterprises.
Design - Simulation - Technology - Additive - Manufacturing
The 3D design simulation technology that supports Additive Manufacturing (AM) is evolving in-line with the 3D Printing industry. Partnerships with the most advanced and innovative production users are drivers for further development at industry scale.
To accelerate innovation towards longer ranges, lower weight and reduced emissions the aerospace industry will continue to be the force behind developing more advanced stress, thermal evaluation and cooling rate calculations prior to part manufacture.
Dassault - Systemes - Design - Age - Experience
The recent Dassault Systemes Design in the Age of Experience conference discussed how design for additive manufacturing is transforming industry. Photo by Michael Petch.
The need for in-service predictability being paramount, simultaneous 3D design and component analysis through 3D simulation is set to reach even greater scope and accuracy over coming years. Digitally simulated parts will increasingly be placed in real-life contexts to show how they will behave and perform when made and used. 3D simulations can include a 4th dimension; time, to demonstrate product performance over its lifecycle.
Industry - Partners - Customers - Technology - Example
Industry partners and customers are embracing this technology as well. For example, following a two-year comprehensive benchmarking process, Airbus Group is extending its use of additive manufacturing by integrating design, simulation and production.
Robert Nardini, Senior Vice President Engineering Airframe, Airbus recently said “Numerous projects across Airbus are accelerating the use...
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