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3D Topology Optimization for adaptive manufacturing

Top3d for adaptive manufacturing




With a design problem like the figure below, our topology optimization problem is to minimize structure compliant (or maximize structure stiffness).


Using our efficient 3D topology optimization program – Top3d, the topology optimized structure is shown below


Reconstruct Top3d results to Standard Tessellation Language (STL) for 3D printing



The 3D printing results are shown below


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