Method for Function-Based Identification of Potential AM Components in Conventional Product Architectures

DS 116: Proceedings of the DESIGN2022 17th International Design Conference

Year: 2022
Editor: Mario Štorga, Stanko Škec, Tomislav Martinec, Dorian Marjanović
Author: Veronica Rocio Molina, Luis Reyes Rey, Sebastian Werner, Dietmar G
Series: DESIGN
Institution: Technische Universit
Section: Design Support Tools and Methods
Page(s): 505-514
DOI number:
ISSN: 2732-527X (Online)


The implementation of additive manufacturing enables the the re-thinking of a product towards function-oriented design. This study proposes a method, which uses a set of rules and indicators to implement functional integration, part consolidation, part separation and on-demand manufacturing onto a conventional prodcut architecture to restructure it into an AM-oriented product architecture. The feasibility of the method is demonstrated on an assembly from the field of high temperature applications.

Keywords: product architecture, additive manufacturing, part consolidation, laser beam melting identification method, value-driven design

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