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Formnext 2018

Frustum
By Frustum

Join us at Formnext 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany this Fall from November 13-16, where our team will be demonstrating the latest updates to our Generate® software, alongside the industry's leading innovators working to usher in the next generation of intelligent industrial manufacturing methods.

 

In addition to exhibiting on the show floor this year at stand G78, our very own Kevin Scofield, VP of Technical Marketing, will be presenting at the show, demonstrating how new generative design tools are shaping a future where engineers have complete freedom of design to leverage the unique capabilities of additive manufacturing. The talk will take place on Thursday, November 15th from 1:45-2:00 pm at the TCT introducing stage.

 

A full abstract on his presentation is below:

 

For years, mechanical designers have been constrained by the limits of traditional CAD tools, unable to create complex shapes without laborious and repetitive steps. In this talk, Kevin Scofield, VP of Technical Marketing for Frustum, will discuss how new generative design tools are shaping a future where engineers have complete freedom of design to leverage the unique capabilities of additive manufacturing. Using an example of a heat exchanger, typically a part with thousands of highly curved, intricate surfaces, Kevin will demonstrate how complex geometry can be parametrically modeled in a fraction of the time it takes in CAD, allowing for multiple variations of a part in minutes, not hours.

The demonstration will include practical examples of heat exchangers that can be interactively designed and modified quickly by leveraging volumetric modeling to ensure proper blending and surface continuity, as well as demonstrations of state-of-the-art topology optimization technology. Part of the presentation will also involve discussion on how software is becoming more aware of the manufacturing method, in this case, metal printing, and automatically factoring that into the design process.


Registration is open! Reach out to schedule a meeting or stop by our booth (G78) during the show.