Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies, enable the fabrication of parts and concepts that are geometrically complex, have graded material compositions, and can be customized.
Whilst the knowledge and principles developed in design engineering are critical in any design, this technology has added a new dimension which can lead to designs that are very geometrically complex and outside of the traditional design thinking.
The unique capabilities of AM technologies enable new opportunities for pushing design boundaries and customisation, very significant improvements in product performance, multi-functionality, and lower overall manufacturing costs.
In order to take advantage of AM capabilities, new design and CAD methodologies must be developed. Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM) which is similar to DFM principles, has a similar end result, the process and applied design thinking is very different from the traditional route.
The PES team design methodology is based around process-structure-property-behaviour and we can support and help you to design and develop a new concept or optimise a current design.
We can help to develop a solution for you and look at the opportunities of applying AM as a solution to your design challenges.