Design for AM/3DP: Innovative Design Solutions
At ASL we understand the powerful relationship between materials, AM processes and design that enables the most innovative solutions. We use both commercial and proprietary software tools, coupled with a first principle approach, to enhance component functionality, consolidate assemblies and lattice integration resulting in high value, functional products.
Improving functionality using DfAM
At ASL we understand Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) and how it can be used to add value to our customers’ products. DfAM can be a powerful tool in reducing part mass through material removal or by reducing the number of component parts in an assembly. DfAM can also be used to improve the functionality of a component by increasing the surface area of a heat exchanger or improving the thermo-mechanical characteristics of an optical housing.
Software enabled design innovation
At ASL we use a range of different software tools to address our clients’ design needs utilising the benefits of both traditional and computational design approaches. Alongside our suite of CAD software tools, we have a proprietary lattice generation tool which we use to address our Customers’ multi-functional requirements.
Who we've worked with
See some of our Additive Manufacturing research in action.
Our research is at the forefront of Additive Manufacturing, and has been utilised by companies across the globe. Find out more about our latest innovations below.
Working in partnership
Our clients are at the heart of every project. That’s why we’re happy to accommodate any specific needs you might have, including intellectual property ownership and non-disclosure agreements.
Clients retain ownership of intellectual property
We understand how important your IP is to our customers. Unlike many research bodies, we ensure that you get to keep full ownership of any foreground IP developed through our research.
Strict non-disclosure agreements
We work with global companies on highly strategic and confidential projects. We will never publish or share any research created through client projects without permission.