Design approaches for additive manufactured components, with a focus on selective laser melting

Erin Komi, Petteri Kokkonen

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Abstract

Additive manufacturing (AM) of metal components is characterized by the joining of material particles or feedstock to make parts described by 3D model data in typically a layer by layer fashion. These modern and constantly improving manufacturing techniques inherently allow far more geometric freedom than traditional "subtractive" manufacturing processes, and thus necessitate novel approaches to component design. Careful utilization of this geometric freedom can be translated into products characterized by improved functionality and performance, simplified assemblies, are customizable, and/or lightweight. This paper provides a brief overview design approaches, manufacturing limitations, and available tools for successful design of additive manufactured components, with special attention paid to the selective laser melting (SLM) approach.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-282
JournalRakenteiden Mekaniikka
Volume50
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Keywords

  • additive manufacturing (AM)
  • selective laser melting (SLM)
  • design
  • lattice
  • topology optimization
  • parts consolidation
  • process simulation
  • 3D printing

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In: Rakenteiden Mekaniikka, Vol. 50, No. 3, 2017, p. 279-282.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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