Stratasys teaches engineering groups to Think Additively™, with a value-driven process for making the right additive decisions at the right time.
For example, while generative design is developing rapidly and will become mainstream in the next 5 years, it will never be for every additive application. The same design freedom that makes generative design freedom possible is often best used for the opposite reason: quickly materializing quick, rough designs. Complex design processes like generative design, when un-automated as they are today, can get in the way of the game-changing turnaround speed that additive manufacturing offers.
In other words, sometimes the best design is the fastest design, and generative design is not the fastest design method. At the end of the day, understanding the cost, quality, and time constraints of a project is the key to making a decision on whether to use Generative Design.
Think Additively is more than “design for additive manufacturing”, it’s a mindset shift on deploying additive in high-value environments. For more information on our proven additive manufacturing methodologies and trainings, please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org