Revolutionary manufacturing techniques are making Topology Optimization a relevant design tool. Results are no longer just theoretically correct, but impractical to manufacture. 3D printing is making Topology Optimization solutions more feasible.

This DRD 1-day course will focus on topology optimization, faceted geometry cleanup, and Workbench Additive. The course highlights the topology optimization and additive manufacturing simulation capabilities in the ANSYS Mechanical Enterprise, ANSYS Workbench Additive, ANSYS Additive Print, ANSYS Additive Prep, and ANSYS Additive Science.

ANSYS offers a full range of products that enable simulation of the entire workflow from topology optimization for designing parts that can only be realized through additive manufacturing to faceted geometry cleanup using SpaceClaim to part orientation and support creation using Additive Prep and finally to simulation of the additive manufacturing process using Workbench Additive.er a SAT or Parasolid file, DRD will also demonstrate the integration between the Workbench and CAD systems including associativity.

Course Agenda

Module 1 - Topology Optimization Basics
ANSYS Topology Optimization Lecture: ‘Material Along the Load Path’
ANSYS Topology Optimization Workshop: ‘Michell Structure’
Module 2 – Basic Geometry Cleanup in SpaceClaim
DRD ANSYS SpaceClaim Direct Modeler Workshop:
‘Optimized Geometry Cleanup with Extract and Fit Curve Tools’
DRD ANSYS SpaceClaim Direct Modeler Workshop:
‘Optimized Geometry Cleanup with Automated Facet Tools’ Module 3 – Additive Manufacturing Process Simulation in Workbench
ANSYS Workbench Additive Training Lecture:
‘General Information on 3D Print Process Simulation’
ANSYS Workbench Additive Training Lecture:
‘Setting up a 3D Print Process Simulation’
ANSYS Workbench Additive Training Workshop:
‘Setting up a 3D Print Process Simulation’
Module 4 – Full Workflow from TO to AM, including both Workbench Additive and Additive Print
ANSYS Workshop: ‘Applications for Additive Manufacturing in ANSYS Mechanical’ Module 5 – Extra Credit: Advanced Geometry Cleanup in SpaceClaim
DRD ANSYS SpaceClaim Direct Modeler Workshop:
‘Optimized Geometry Cleanup with Manual Facet Tools’