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Additive manufacturing (AM) is a cyclic manufacturing process to create three-dimensional objects layer-by-layer directly from a 3D CAD model. Today AM processes like SLM and SLS are already suitable for direct part production. The processes have little restrictions regarding the shape of the object. The challenge to a designer is to use the unique characteristics of additive manufacturing in the development process to create an added value for the manufacturer and the user of a product. This paper presents two design strategies to use additive manufacturing's benefits in product development. A manufacturing driven design strategy allows a substitution of manufacturing processes at a later stage of the product life cycle, while a function driven design strategy increases the performance of a product. The choice of strategy has great impact on the development process and the design of components. Two cases are presented to explain and illustrate these design strategies. Show more
Book titleCIRP 25th Design Conference Innovative Product Creation
Journal / seriesProcedia CIRP
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SubjectDesign for additive manufacturing; Additive manufacturing; Design for X; Design strategy; Selection criteria
Organisational unit03943 - Meboldt, Mirko / Meboldt, Mirko
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