Generative design habit 5: Design for sustainability

Generative design habit 5: Design for sustainability

Preserving nature’s resources is one of the big issues of our time. So, in every level of product design, we aim for less material consumption and lower emissions throughout the complete product’s lifecycle. When the product is more lightweight these goals can be achieved. Generative Design can be of huge support for this, as its core functionality is to derive extremely lightweight designs which are still robust and meet all necessary requirements. Much less effort is required to achieve finished designs, and the process can be applied to a broad range of parts throughout the complete product portfolio.

There is a huge potential ready to tap here, as classic part designs for traditional manufacturing technologies are far from being optimal and sustainable. Generative Design can change this with minimal effort. Lean manufacturing is fostered through digital simulation tools for manufacturing working hand in hand with Generative Design. This reduces scrappage and achieves sustainability.

Lightweight design fosters higher sustainability for part production and operation part. Material and energy can be saved in both periods, helping to preserve precious resources for future generations.

This blog series will explain briefly “The 7 stages of highly effective Generative Design”. Follow us in the coming weeks to learn more about it!

 Next week: Generative Design Habit 6: Design for Manufacturability

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