Conventional design of the steel cast bracket (upper left) and the corresponding topology-optimized design of the EOS titanium AM-made bracket (lower right corner) - the difference between rapid investment casting and direct metal laser sintering. Source: Airbus Group Innovations.
Conventional design of the steel cast bracket (upper left) and the corresponding topology-optimized design of the EOS titanium AM-made bracket (lower right corner) - the difference between rapid investment casting and direct metal laser sintering. Source: Airbus Group Innovations.

 

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