Manufacturing has evolved in recent years as CAD tools and systems are more accessible than ever. With new technology, new innovative fabrication methods open the industry with improved capabilities. Additive manufacturing is changing the world by giving designers the ability to foster ideas. No longer does thinking, designing, fabricating need to happen in one dimension, color, texture or material. No longer will researchers be held back or encounter complicated roadblocks to proving hypothesis or bringing new ideas to life. Traditional manufacturing is centered on fabricating with homogeneous materials, but today, with additive technology, we can think about materials in a completely different way.
Design With The End In Mind
Imagine creating and designing from the bottom up with absolute control over the physical properties of the materials you’re building with. In the world of digital art, this might be pixel by pixel, in biology it is cell by cell but in the world of 3D printing, this is voxel by voxel. Additive manufacturing allows designers and engineers create almost anything. From hyper-realistic models to building materials that mimic real brick and wood, Voxel Print from GrabCAD allows you to program the product material and its viscosity. Multi-material machines, like the ones academic researchers and developers use to create new design parameters are changing the way we design, fabricate and manufacture.
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