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Impeller Design & Optimization for Additive Manufacturing

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Author: Alkaios Bournias Varotsis

Topics: Additive Manufacturing, Simulation

Organizations: Wartsila, nTopology, SLM Solutions, Oqton

Wärtsilä’s engineers redesigned the centrifugal pump impeller for additive manufacturing. Not only was the optimized turbomachinery component 44% lighter, but it was generated using an automated design process, enabling customization.

For this collaborative project, engineers from Wärtsilä’s additive manufacturing center in Finland joined forces with nTopology, SLM Solutions, and Oqton to create a digital workflow based on advanced engineering design and additive manufacturing technologies. The primary aim of this project was to replace the traditionally cast impeller.

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