Design for Additive Manufacturing

Technology meets Material Expertise

Design for Additive Manufacturing

Idea

Printing and Post-Processing

Concept

Design for Additive Manufacturing

Design + CAx

Design for Additive Manufacturing

Processing

Post-Processing

Design for Additive Manufacturing

Validation

It all starts with your idea: Rely on the deep expertise of our Service Team to help you connect the dots between design, manufacturing and material requirements of you AM application.

Together with you, our service specialists rethink a component from zero, to meet all functional requirements and identify the ideal design for additive manufacturing. At Forward AM we have direct access to an industry-leading range of technologies to put at your disposal, plus BASF’s unrivalled materials expertise.

Our constant goal is to define what works best for your target application.
With our Design for Additive Manufacturing, we help you make the decisive difference for your business.

Benefits at a Glance

  • We rethink your part from zero to identify the optimal design solution
  • We enable radically new AM-based design approaches
  • We enable potential cost savings throughout the entire product life-cycle
  • Bionic shapes printed with AM can considerably save weight and material

Example Applications

  • Fluid Topology Optimization
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Structural Design
  • Unique Lattice Design
  • Advanced Slicing Technologies

How Design for Additive Manufacturing Comes to Life: Air Flow Pipe

Project Reference

  • Material used: Ultrasint® PA6 FR and Ultrafuse® PPSU
  • Project description and challenge: The limited space available within this aerospace application and the need for a pressure-minimal airflow
  • Our solution and added value for the customer: We applied Virtual Engineering to optimize the inner airflow and the inner structure of the pipe, thus saving space and retaining the full original functionality of the component
  • Read the full Case Study here!
  • Learn more about Design for Additive Manufacturing here.

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