The Role of Digital Infrastructure for the Industrialisation of Design for Additive Manufacturing

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

Year: 2022
Editor: Mario Štorga, Stanko Škec, Tomislav Martinec, Dorian Marjanović
Author: Adam Mallalieu, Tina Hajali, Ola Isaksson, Massimo Panarotto
Series: DESIGN
Institution: Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Section: Design for Additive Manufacturing
Page(s): 1401-1410
DOI number:
ISSN: 2732-527X (Online)


The use of Additive Manufacturing (AM) can bring opportunities for industry, but several challenges need to be addressed, specifically the digital infrastructure comprising the AM value chain. A combination of a systematic literature review and an industrial use case study concludes that there is low consideration of the digital infrastructure in Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) methods and tools which has a negative impact on the industrialisation of AM. It is therefore recommended that further studies are to be made on how to manage the digital infrastructure in DfAM processes.

Keywords: additive manufacturing, digital design, design tools, industrialisation

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