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Exploiting the design freedom of RM

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posted on 17.10.2014, 10:34 by Darren WattsDarren Watts, Richard J.M. Hague
This paper details how Rapid Manufacturing (RM) can overcome the restrictions imposed by the inherent process limitations of conventional manufacturing techniques and become the enabling technology in fabricating optimal products. A new design methodology capable of exploiting RM's increased design freedom is therefore needed. Inspired by natural world structures of trees and bones, a multi-objective, genetic algorithm based topology optimisation approach is presented. This combines multiple unit cell structures and varying volume fractions to create a heterogeneous part structure which exhibits a uniform stress distribution.

Funding

UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC Grants IMCRC75 and IMCRC162)

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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17th Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, SFF 2006

Pages

656 - 667

Citation

WATTS, D.M. and HAGUE, R.J., 2006. Exploiting the design freedom of RM. IN: Proceedings of the 17th Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium (SFF 2006), Austin, Texas 14-16 August 2006, pp. 656 - 667.

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Publication date

2006

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This is a conference paper. It is also available at: http://edge.rit.edu/edge/P10551/public/SFF/SFF 2006 Proceedings/Manuscripts/57-Watts.pdf

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