Deformation Taxonomy of Additively Manufactured Lattice Structures

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

Year: 2022
Editor: Mario Štorga, Stanko Škec, Tomislav Martinec, Dorian Marjanović
Author: Alan Air (1,2), Andrew Wodehouse (1)
Series: DESIGN
Institution: 1: University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom; 2: National Manufacturing Institute of Scotland, United Kingdom
Section: Design for Additive Manufacturing
Page(s): 1361-1370
DOI number:
ISSN: 2732-527X (Online)


Additive manufacturing offers opportunities for designed mechanical deformation within parts by integrating lattice structures into their designs. This work re-analyses and translates data on lattice structure deformation behaviours into a novel taxonomy, enabling their actions to be understood and controlled. Parallels between these actions and the four basic types of mechanical motion are identified. Creating a taxonomy method using these motions enables the future development of a DfAM framework that assimilates controlled anisotropy via lattices and aids the design of compliant mechanisms.

Keywords: additive manufacturing, design for x (DfX), research methodologies and methods, controlled anisotropy, compliant mechanisms

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