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Autodesk and Airbus show the future of aerospace design and manufacture

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Dubbed the “bionic partition,” the component was created with custom algorithms that generated a design that mimics cellular structure and bone growth, and then produced using additive manufacturing techniques. This pioneering design and manufacture process renders the structure stronger and more light-weight than would be possible using traditional processes.

The partition is a dividing wall between the seating area and the galley of a plane and holds the jumpseat for the cabin attendants. As with many aircraft components, the partition has incredible design and structural requirements, including specific cutouts and weight limits, making the generative design approach particularly appropriate.

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