The thickness of the wall between the outer edge of an object and its inner core can be specified. This thickness has an effect on the stiffness of the object and therefore needs to be considered carefully in the design process of the product.

At Within, we are able to vary the wall thickness of objects along the surface so as to vary the stiffness. This can be achieved manually by specialist tools developed at Within or automatically by our optimisation engine.

Varying the thickness of the walls of an object is a simple but effective method of controlling the stiffness of an object. The inner edge of wall can be made either hollow or contain a lattice which can assist against buckling.