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Considering Part Orientation in Design for Additive Manufacturing

Leutenecker-Twelsiek, Bastian; Klahn, Christoph ORCID iD icon; Meboldt, Mirko


Additive Manufacturing (AM) is established not only in prototyping, but also in serial production of end-use products. To use the full potential of the production technology the restrictions of current additive manufacturing processes (like support structures in Selective Laser Melting) must be considered in the design process. Especially the compliance with design rules from early design stages on is important in AM serial production, due to production quantities and the resulting scale effect. The part orientation in the build space has a strong influence on many quality characteristics. In order to use the full potential and to consider the restrictions from the start, a design guideline is necessary to support the whole design process.
For this purpose, this paper presents a framework for design guidelines. The framework distinguishes between process characteristics, design principles and design rules; each supporting the designer during different stages of the design process. Furthermore, the paper examines the influence of part orientation in existing design rules and elaborates its importance. Based on this result, the design principle “early determination of part orientation” is presented, which includes a process for determining the part orientation in early stage of the design process.
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Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000142467
Veröffentlicht am 26.01.2022
DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2016.05.016
Zitationen: 98
Zitationen: 94
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Mechanische Verfahrenstechnik und Mechanik (MVM)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2212-8271
KITopen-ID: 1000142467
Erschienen in Procedia CIRP
Verlag Elsevier
Band 50
Seiten 408–413
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