Siemens Uses Nature, Generative Design and 3D Printing to Create Improved Components
“Humans are brilliant creatures who have designed many incredible things over the centuries. But when it comes to perfect design, there’s no competing with nature. That’s why many designers and engineers have looked to nature as an example when it comes to creating new buildings, electronics, airplanes, etc. Christoph Kiener, who investigates new design possibilities for Siemens Corporate Technology, is inspired by the structure of trees.
“A tree’s branch structure contains a transport system that enables an optimized nutrient cycle,” he said. “Things are no different in our lungs, blood vessels or plant roots – fluids are always guided and distributed this way.”
He used these principles to develop a design study for burner tips used in power plants and in energy process technologies, which convert solid or liquid fuels or biomass into fuel gases and incinerate them.
The combination of biomimicry, or biologically inspired design, and additive manufacturing has helped Kiener successfully create parts like a 3D printed metal burner tip that he developed in 2014…”
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