Tag: OptiStruct

Engineering the Design Process for 3D Printing

While thinking about the theme of this article, I remembered the title of a famous book by Henry Petroski, “To Engineer is Human”. Although the book covers many examples of engineering feats and lessons learned from spectacular failures that resulted from inadequate … Read More

Organic Structural Design at Polaris

Editor’s Note:  The full article, entitled “When Engineering Intuition Is Not Enough”, was published in the Fall 2013 / Winter 2014 issue of Altair’s Concept to Reality magazine.  The archive may be viewed here. An optimal structure is many manufacturers’ goal when creating … Read More