tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5822805028291837738.post8231046708709717538..comments2020-01-16T11:19:18.557-05:00Comments on Various Consequences: ProtoLabs Design TipsJoshua Stultshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03506970399027046387noreply@blogger.comBlogger1125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5822805028291837738.post-33031292521301675602013-09-04T14:49:50.845-04:002013-09-04T14:49:50.845-04:00Here's an interesting example of topology opti...Here's an interesting example of topology optimization with additional constraints to ensure injection mold-ability (by way of <a href="http://www.topology-opt.com/2011/07/implementation-of-molding-constraints/" rel="nofollow">topology-opt.com</a>): <i>In many cases the topology optimization method yield inadmissible solutions in respect to a particular manufacturing process, e.g. injection molding. In the present work it is chosen to focus on the most common injection molding parameters/factors determining the quality of the mold geometry, i.e. uniform thickness, filling of the die and ejection of the molded item, i.e. extrusion. The mentioned injection mold parameters/factors are introduced in the topology optimization by defining a centerline of the initial domain and then penalize elements in respect to the distance to the defined centerline of the domain.</i><br /><a href="http://vbn.aau.dk/files/18560674/Implementation_of_Molding_Constraints_in_Topology_Optimization" rel="nofollow">Implementation of molding constraints in topology optimization</a>jstultshttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03506970399027046387noreply@blogger.com