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Development of an Additive Layer Manufacturing Selection Tool for Rapid Manufacturing Applications

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

Published

Publication date06/2008
Host publication9th National Conference on Rapid Design, Prototyping and Manufacturing: Proceedings of
EditorsAllan Rennie, David Jacobson, Chris Bocking
Place of publicationBeaconsfield
PublisherMJA Print
Pages69-79
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)978-0-948314-55-1
Original languageEnglish

Conference

Conference9th National Conference on Rapid Design, Prototyping and Manufacturing
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityHigh Wycombe
Period13/06/0813/06/08

Conference

Conference9th National Conference on Rapid Design, Prototyping and Manufacturing
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityHigh Wycombe
Period13/06/0813/06/08

Abstract

Advancements in Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM) technology and a broader knowledge base of process and material capabilities make ALM increasingly a more valid manufacturing option. The choice of potential ALM manufacturing methods for Rapid Manufacturing (RM) applications has grown over the last decade as has understanding of the constraints each process has.

This paper presents a method for selecting an appropriate ALM technology, based on a part specification, as an ALM selection tool.

The paper goes on to define sets of process specific design methods or guidelines, existing to help optimise a design for a particular process once it has been selected and validated as a method of manufacture.