What are Principles for Design for Additive Manufacturing?
Rosen, David W.
Date of Issue2014
Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Progress in Additive Manufacturing (Pro-AM 2014)
Singapore Centre for 3D Printing
Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies enable the fabrication of parts and devices that are geometrically complex, have graded material compositions, and can be customized. To take advantage of these capabilities, it is important to guide engineering designers through the various issues that are unique to AM. We explore the range of principles that are relevant to Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM) in this paper. These include ideas about generating designs that cannot be fabricated using conventional methods to understanding the realities of existing machines and materials to micro-scale issues related to material microstructures and resulting process variations. Comments about standardization efforts in the ASTM and ISO organizations are also included.
Design for additive manufacturing
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