An Additive Manufacturing resource process model for product family design

LEI, Ningrong, MOON, Seung Ki and BI, Guijun (2014). An Additive Manufacturing resource process model for product family design. In: Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM),. IEEE.

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Additive Manufacturing (AM) has a profound impact on the mass customization of consumer products. To take advantage of this new manufacturing resource we need to incorporate AM into existing design methodologies. In this paper, we address this need by proposing an AM resource process model for product family design. The proposed model captures the ability of AM to produce arbitrary complex structures with virtually no tooling effort and it makes these powerful properties available to practitioners working in the field of product family design. The proposed resource model is based on topology optimization and Finite Element Analysis (FEA). This model produces performance surfaces that can be used to select optimal components for product family design. These optimal components satisfy the product family requirements and address the need for profitability and sustainability.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Electronic ISSN: 2157-362X
Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Department of Engineering and Mathematics
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Depositing User: Ningrong Lei
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2018 14:06
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 15:31

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