Puntozero has employed nTopology software to redesign the cold plate for the power electronics of Dynamis PRC’s electric race car, optimizing the design for additive manufacturing (AM). The result: a 25-percent-lighter liquid-cooled heat sink and bioinspired flow guides (think shark fins) that reportedly increased the heat transfer surface area by 300 percent.
at Formnext: Spanish company Meltio, a provider of directed energy
deposition AM technology and offering an open wire and powder material
platform, has expanded its reach to North America (U.S. office in Las
Vegas, NV), and had systems and sample parts on display at Formnext.
the cusp of full-blown AM industrialization, to maintain the momentum
gained during the pandemic, several crucial process and ecosystem
evolutions must be more widely adopted to lower the barriers to AM.