A Practical Guide to Design for Additive Manufacturing
ISBN: 9811382808
EAN13: 9789811382802
Language: English
Pages: 226
Edition: 2019
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer

A Practical Guide to Design for Additive Manufacturing

Book Overview
This book imparts some practical guidance on how to design parts to gain the maximum benefit from what additive manufacturing (AM) can offer. The book first describes the main additive manufacturing (AM) technologies and describes the advantages/disadvantages of each. It then examines the strategic consideration in designing for additive manufacturing (DfAM), such as designing to avoid anisotropy, designing to minimize print time, or post-processing, and examines the economics of AM. The following chapters dive deeper into computational tools for design analysis and the optimization of AM parts, part consolidation, tooling applications of AM. This is followed by an in depth chapter on designing for polymer AM, and the design guidelines that are applicable, and a chapter on designing for metal AM and its design guidelines. These chapters also cover aspects such as the health and safety aspects of AM, and the certification and quality aspects of AM. A chapter is dedicated to the many post-processing methods for AM. This gives the reader practical guidance on how to get their parts form the AM machine into a shape that is ready to use. Finally, the book includes a chapter on future applications of AM. The main benefit of the book is the very practical approach it takes to giving the ready real applicable knowledge to immediately help readers to adopt AM in their industry.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover This book provides a wealth of practical guidance on how to design parts to gain the maximum benefit from what additive manufacturing (AM) can offer. It begins by describing the main AM technologies and their respective advantages and disadvantages. It then examines strategic considerations in the context of designing for additive manufacturing (DfAM), such as designing to avoid anisotropy, designing to minimize print time, and post-processing, before discussing the economics of AM. The following chapters dive deeper into computational tools for design analysis and the optimization of AM parts, part consolidation, and tooling applications. They are followed by an in-depth chapter on designing for polymer AM and applicable design guidelines, and a chapter on designing for metal AM and its corresponding design guidelines. These chapters also address health and safety, certification and quality aspects. A dedicated chapter covers the multiple post-processing methods for AM, offering the reader practical guidance on how to get their parts from the AM machine into a shape that is ready to use. The book's final chapter outlines future applications of AM. The main benefit of the book is its highly practical approach: it provides directly applicable, hands-on information and insights to help readers adopt AM in their industry