Designing one of the longest 3D-printed components manufactured for use in space


RUAG selected Altair’s product development division, Altair ProductDesign, to support the design for 3D printing process due to the company’s expertise in developing and utilising optimisation techniques.

Optimisation methods allow manufacturers to save weight by identifying where material is required in a structure and where it can be removed without negatively impacting on performance. The technology has a close synergy with additive manufacturing technology as the manufacturing method allows the creation of shapes that more closely match the ideal material layout identified during the optimisation process.