This is a post by Katelyn Stevens on PTC site.

Additive manufacturing (sometimes called 3D printing) opens up new worlds for product designers. That’s because you’re no longer constrained by the familiar limits of traditional manufacturing.

For example, if you expect to mill a part, you might have to make sure the holes in your 3D model match drill bit sizes available to the manufacturer. Or for injection molding, you’ll need to use adequate draft angles so the part can be ejected from the physical mold.

Additive manufacturing does away with those and many other limits, offering more flexibility to design intricate shapes. Among your powerful new options? Lattices.

Continue Reading—>