Optimisation for Additive Manufacturing


John Lin, Senior Application Engineer, ANSYS

Additive manufacturing, has the potential to change the way in which products are conceived and designed. The additive process allows for unprecedented design freedoms. Full subassemblies can be produced in one print eliminating costly joining operations. Parts can be designed in a manner that challenges traditional manufacturing processes. Several iterations of sophisticated designs can be authored, simulated and manufactured, prior to delivery of a final solution.

However, for the promise of additive manufacturing to be fully realized, new design, simulation and optimisation approaches need to be utilised. We will cover ANSYS’ vision for generating optimal solutions for 3D printing.


  1. Simulation-driven product development in Additive Manufacturing
  2. Design techniques like topology optimization and latticing
  3. Compelling geometry manipulation and creation tools, including
  4. working with facets