Topological optimization and weight reduction
The topological optimization is used in many industries to create lightweight, sturdy and robust structures.
Optimization is a process of finding the best variant of a structure based on a particular criterion. The topological optimization is a type of optimization that considers various variants of the geometry of structures, which can result in their somewhat unusual appearances and yet can improve their performance (weight reduction, rigidity increase etc.)
Software for topological optimization employs the finite element method to obtain an optimal structure taking into account all cases of loading that it must withstand in operation as well as the type of production (3D printing, casting etc.).
After a mathematical model of a part requiring optimization has been imported, the software finds areas that should be left unchanged (for instance, areas of attaching) and defines the design space limited by which the software finds optimal ways of transferring forces inside the structure by solving the equations of the elasticity theory and creates a geometry that meets the required conditions.
The optimized model then passes a strength test again and is sent to production. This approach enables reduction of weight of a structure and, consequently, reduction of its cost.
Due to the topological optimization, one can create a part with such complex geometry that it would be impossible to produce it in a traditional way. Additive technologies offer unique opportunities to produce forms with complex and super complex geometry, and the symbiosis between additive production and the topological optimization allows you to actualize creative solutions of decorators and designers and to satisfy the requirements for structural integrity and strength of structures.
Using state-of-the-art methods of the topological optimization our specialists will design a structure with minimal weight and maximum rigidity and strength. Feel free to call us +7 (495) 78-313-78 ext. 225 or send us an e-mail with a detailed description of your task to firstname.lastname@example.org.We can also produce a prototype and a small batch.