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New EWI Article: Design for Additive Manufacturing

By Frank Medina on Monday, July 25th, 2016


thumbnail_add_manuf_light_paper_1555x655px_FINALTraditionally, “Design for Manufacturability” (DFM) is defined as the process used to design parts in order to minimize the complexity of manufacturing operations. However, when designing for additive manufacturing (AM), the flexibility of AM processes and the wide range of available materials become driving factors.

To fully benefit from the advantages of additive manufacturing (AM) in the production of complex parts, new methods and guidelines to design specifically for AM need to be created and adopted industry-wide.

Design for Additive Manufacturing, a new article by EWI Project Engineer, Rutuja Samant, examines new strategies that enable the creation of fully-optimized, AM-specific designs, including:

  • New design capabilities
  • Part consolidation
  • Topology optimization
  • And more

To read the full paper, click here.

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