How Velo3D and Ansys are Enabling the Future of Static Mixers

by | Oct 1, 2021 | Interviews

Static mixers are important precision engineered components used to combine, condition, and mix fluids. Since they are static, with no moving parts, they tend to be energy efficient, cost effective, and low maintenance – key initiatives in many industries today.

However, getting the most out of a static mixer design isn’t always straightforward. As a designer, you are faced with the challenge of balancing the ability to mix fluids with the need to keep the fluids moving. Getting that balance just right is key—and for that, engineers need the most flexible manufacturing solution they can find. Thankfully, static mixers are yet another example of where Velo3D and partners like Ansys are unlocking the capability to fully optimize your designs.

We often hear that, with modern software tools, engineers can design and simulate many new innovations that end up being non-manufacturable. This creates a well of potential for groundbreaking change if we can solve the manufacturing piece. Thankfully, with powerful additive manufacturing solutions from Velo3D, we can now begin to tap into that potential.  Velo3D’s end-to-end manufacturing solution is proving unparalleled at solving the most complex engineering challenges for higher performing, metal parts. With advanced manufacturing solutions from Velo3D, engineers can fully unlock their creativity and push their designs to the limit knowing that there are new manufacturing options available that can handle the challenge.

For a deeper dive, we invite you to watch this VeloVirtual webinar to learn how Velo3D SupportFree™ metal additive manufacturing technology and Ansys software are creating the next generation of static mixers.

The webinar features Ethan Thompson, Sr Application Engineer at Ansys and Ben Wilson, Application Engineer at Velo3D, who talk about the engineering challenges behind designing and manufacturing the optimal static mixing components.

https://youtu.be/cfnNdqdP_bc

The webinar covers:

  • Optimizing the design of a static mixer with AM
  • Examining the contingencies of AM design choices
  • Ansys CFD simulation to examine the impact of baffle angle on prints
  • Understanding the manufacturability of different design choices
  • How Ansys simulation software helps predict print performance

If you want to learn more about how Velo3D’s advanced end-to-end metal AM solution can transform your manufacturing process, get in touch with one of our expert engineers today.

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Amir Iliaifar

Sr. Content Marketing Manager

Amir Iliaifar is the Sr. Content Marketing Manager at Velo3D where he oversees the production and distribution of Velo3D’s global digital content marketing initiatives. Prior to joining the company, Amir worked for a leading professional drone manufacturer, several SaaS companies, and as an automotive tech journalist. He holds a Master of Arts in Digital Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.