Large Generative Designs Optimized for Production Through Simulation and Produced with Multi-Axis Hybrid Metal Additive

S. Gardner
Big Metal Additive, LLC,
United States

Keywords: 3D printing, metal additive


Generative and optimized designs are powerful capabilities to create efficient structures that express a new level of performance. Generative optimized designs are often 3D printed at small scale, however large scale hybrid metal additive manufacturing provides opportunity to produce these designs for industrial applications such as automotive chassis, architectural beams and even Naval vessels. This presentation will illustrate how an architectural scale generative design is created and how it is optimized for hybrid metal additive manufacturing through manufacturing simulation of the process. Finally, the components are ‘printed’, installed on the vessel and validated at sea during a field test.