Lattice

With the freedom to design without tooling, additive manufacturing opens the door to a new wave of product design. Lattice structuring leverages a number of unique physical benefits including, lightweighting, foam replacement, vibration isolation, and impact dampening. Applying lattice structuring to product design pushes the boundaries of what is possible in today’s current products, but also enables the creation of entirely new products never before seen.


Custom

Pairing biometric data (i.e. scans and impressions) with parametric design, General Lattice is able to produce customized products at scale. The flexibility of additive manufacturing treats each print as a unique structure allowing for limitless variations of a single product design.

Tools and Methods

Computational design is a form of data-driven design that enables the parametric creation of complex geometries. General Lattice uses computational to generate data-driven geometries that can be digitally manufactured. With internal tools, General Lattice provides full parametric control of functional and aesthetic aspects of a model. When designing for lattice structures or personalized products, the models can be structured to take various inputs directly from the consumer and output directly into the digital manufacturing method it is paired with. This capability is the most cost effective and time efficient way of delivering successful, personalized products.


Computational Design vs. Traditional Design

Traditional manufacturing methods were developed to accommodate mass production, but do not support personalization and restrict the design to the capabilities of traditional manufacturing methods. Additive makes sense when a product’s design can be improved through non-traditional geometries (i.e. lattice architectures) or has a level of personalization in its design driven by the consumer. Personalization and data-driven geometries with additive mean a better product at an affordable rate.