About Steve Pilz

As Lead Product Manager at ANSYS, Steve Pilz directs internal research and development efforts in advanced technologies, including multi-release planning and strategy in the simulation area of additive manufacturing. Steve began working at ANSYS in 1988 as an application engineer with mechanical engineering background and working predominantly in the finite element analysis field.

Additive Manufacturing, Topology Optimization and 3-D Printing

Additive manufacturing (AM), topology optimization and 3-D printing have produced some remarkable changes in the manufacturing sector, enabling companies to make parts whose geometries would have been all but impossible using traditional techniques. Still, being a relatively young technology, AM faces some challenges before it can enjoy more widespread use.

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