Generative Design: Disruption, Hype, or Threat?

What happens when AI design physical parts

AI meets design

Volkswagen playing around with generative design and a 1962 vintage VW Bus (watch)
Over 150 different designs were generated by GD software for a General Motors car seat bracket (read more)

Evolutionary computation

Why it isn’t a thing (yet)

Generative designed parts produced by additive manufacturing for Rolls-Royce models (read more)

Man vs machine

NASA’s generative designed interplanetary lander: 35% less mass and increased fuel efficiency (read more)

Back to nature

Generative re-designed suspension part on the left from Arcimoto’s “Fun Utility Vehicle” (read more)

The verdict

Product designer and MSc student in mechanical engineering. 3D printing expert, but I also like to make stuff the traditional way.