When designing for 3D printing, many components have to be taken into account in order to obtain a proper 3D printed object. Shape, stress, loads, mass are the main things to consider before starting to print. The topology optimization is one of the calculation methods that help you to obtain optimized CAD models before uploading it on our 3D printing service.
What is the Topology Optimization?
It is a technique that optimizes the geometry of an object thanks to a mathematical method, within a given space and with given loads and constraints. The goal is to maximize the performance of a part by reducing its mass.
Designers and engineers use topology optimization to conceive parts but the parts optimized with this technique are often difficult to manufacture through traditional manufacturing methods.