Automated design for additive manufacturing enables instant adaptation to changing constraints during development at EDAG.
An ISOFix bracket connects the visible Isofix brace in the vehicle interior to its car body and, as an interface element between the car body and the seat, has many variations. Thus the development process has a correspondingly large number of change loops.
In ELISE the part is developed using topology optimization, FEM validation and build job preparation. When boundary conditions change – such as design/non-design spaces, material and load case data – the ISOFix workflow automatically generates a new design variant. Parameters of the designs can be optimized to generate a design where the final build job needs the least amount of support structure.
Thanks to lower development costs and an added value through lightweight designs the way to small series production is prepared.