A Bottom-up Design Framework for CAD Tools to Support Design for Additive Manufacturing [chapter]

Steven Goguelin, Joseph Michael Flynn, Vimal Dhokia
2016 Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies  
Additive manufacturing (AM) technology is enabling a platform to produce parts with enhanced shape complexity. Design engineers are exploiting this capability to produce high performance functional parts. The current topdown approach to design for AM requires the designer to develop a design model in CAD software and then use optimization tools to adapt the design for the AM technology, however this approach neglects a number of desired criteria. This paper proposes an alternative bottom-up
more » ... gn framework for a new type of CAD tool which combines the knowledge required to design a part with evolutionary programming in order to design parts specifically for the AM platform.
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-32098-4_35 fatcat:tjy4cwilljdnvh4w72yoqunkfy