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How can 'unmakeable' parts be designed and manufactured?

13th January 2020
Alex Lynn

Diversified Plastics (DPI) has released a new whitepaper titled ‘Design and Manufacture the Impossible’. This whitepaper details how Carbon Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) technology allows engineers and manufacturers to explore what has been previously impossible to produce using conventional manufacturing.

Some of the design possibilities discussed include articulating structures, sharp corners, complex lattices, consolidation of multiple components into one, new surface textures and more.

“Many new product designs and innovations have been restricted by limitations of plastic injection molding and other conventional manufacturing processes,” explained Annette Lund, Vice President of Diversified Plastics. “This whitepaper shows engineers how Carbon DLS technology transforms product design and production.”

Unlike other traditional 3D-printing technologies, Carbon DLS is not just for prototyping. Engineers can now design complex end-use parts that can be manufactured, without tooling, in small- to large-volume production runs.

The whitepaper discusses the use of generative design tools, which help engineers transcend the limits of traditional design. Learn how geometries, lattices and materials can be optimised to meet specifications for strength and durability, while reducing overall weight.

Also discover how to take products to the next level with each part customised to user-specified parameters. Additionally, the whitepaper highlights how engineers can boost quality, strength, stiffness, heat dissipation and performance.

To download the whitepaper click here

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