Category - Additive Manufacturing


Generative design habit 3: Design for productivity

Product complexity is forever increasing, while time-to-market is continuously decreasing. This puts greater pressure on achieving complete designs ever faster. Generative Design can be a game changer at this point. Built for more efficiency in product development, it alters the way we operate, and supports designers to increase their performance. For engineers, MSC Apex Generate …


Generative design habit 2: Design for usability

The 7 habits of highly effective Generative Design A distinctive difference to the classic topology approach is that Generative Design is highly user focused. It is designed from the user’s perspective, taking into account where unnecessary manual work is required and how this can be automated. For example, with MSC Apex Generative Design the time-consuming …


Generative Design Habit 1: Design for Exploration

The 7 habits of highly effective Generative Design For classic topology optimization, even an experienced simulation engineer often needed several weeks to generate one single design that was promising. And it was usually chosen because it’s just too-time consuming to create and test more designs. The high manual work for that one optimization significantly limits …


Series on Generative Design – What is Generative Design?

Generative Design at a Glance Part geometries optimized for their requirements are of high interest in product design. Historically, while this could be achieved after several weeks of work with topology optimization, nowadays Generative Design, which is a more versatile tool, offers powerful features for optimization in a much shorter time-frame. This is driven by …


Introduction to MSC Apex Generative Design 2020

MSC Apex Generative Design 2020 now builds upon the MSC Apex Framework as its user interface. The intuitive and versatile functions of this modern CAE environment significantly simplify and accelerate model setup and do not require intensive training or advanced knowledge. Existing geometries can be imported and adapted with the extensive CAD manipulation functions. Based …


Additive manufacturing used for local PPE solution in Belgium

Over the last month or so, the Coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic has captured our collective consciousness across the globe and forced us to rethink every aspect of our professional and personal lives. Hexagon too has taken some concrete steps to protect our workforce and to minimize risk to the supply of our products and our …

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