Function Integration through Design for Hybrid Integrating Additive Manufacturing Technologies

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

Year: 2022
Editor: Mario Štorga, Stanko Škec, Tomislav Martinec, Dorian Marjanović
Author: Kay-Eric Werner Heinz Steffan, Michel Fett, Eckhard Kirchner
Series: DESIGN
Institution: Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
Section: Design for Additive Manufacturing
Page(s): 1471-1480
DOI number:
ISSN: 2732-527X (Online)


Additive manufacturing (AM) technologies enable the design of new products due to their potentials. The potential of function integration can be extended through a combination of AM with a component integrating technology forming a hybrid integrating additive manufacturing technology (hiAM). With a created development method optimization areas within a product are identified on a functional level using characteristics, structural configurations and integrated functional areas. These are derived analysing examples in literature. The method is applied to a mechanical arm and hand prosthesis.

Keywords: design for x (DfX), additive manufacturing, design methods, hybrid manufacturing, function integration

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