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The sustainability behind additive manufacturing lifecycle development workflow

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The world progresses technologically in tangent with advancing sustainability, and the key to designing for purpose is to implement sustainable manufacturing processes. Siemens has developed a full additive manufacturing lifecycle workflow that can rapidly turn ideas into reality and provides the tools needed to create limitless design possibilities. Download the full white paper to discover the four essential components that enable engineers to design for purpose.

Add lattice structures for material conservation in 3D printing

Lattice structure techniques are growing in functionality and popularity due to the increase in additive manufacturing technologies. Integrating lattices in designs enables significant mass reduction, which reduces costs associated with resources, tooling procedures and shipping, and energy consumption. Although additive manufacturing decreases material waste by eliminating the need for additional tooling byproducts, lattice structures in design enable further material conservation due to the porosity of the lattices.

Use additive manufacturing to advance the product development process

Integrating materials engineering in part design accelerates the product development lifecycle by predicting failure in innovative materials or shapes, such as lattice structures. Siemens provides design exploration and optimization solutions that enable engineers to explore the design space for innovative solutions while assessing new concepts to meet performance requirements. Advancing design methods can drastically reduce energy usage and material byproducts, while automating workflows can ease product development processes for engineers.

Create sustainability by developing an additive manufacturing workflow

The key to designing for purpose is implementing sustainable manufacturing processes, and additive manufacturing is the key to sustainable innovation. Integrated simulation and testing enable engineers to streamline the product development cycle, increase design durability and sustainability, and market parts faster. Developing an additive manufacturing workflow reduces material usage, decreases energy spent on physical prototyping and machining, and increases the ease of designing and testing in one work environment.

Download the white paper to discover how implementing a cohesive additive manufacturing lifecycle development workflow can increase sustainability in design.