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Generating three-dimensional, biomimetic, functional texture data: a novel Computer-Aided Design method to utilise potentials made feasible by Additive Manufacturing technologies

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posted on 2018-06-12, 08:28 authored by James Gardner
Recent developments in Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies allow geometries to be fabricated at higher complexities and at smaller sizes, however, currently available Computer-Aided Design (CAD) methods and software packages do not facilitate these changes. High-performance, functional parts are designed and optimised with consideration of manufacturing limitations. As developments are made within manufacturing, so should the precursory design processes. This research was completed to advance the field of CAD, also in the field of functional textures, so that new potentials provided by AM technologies can be realised. [Continues.]

Funding

Loughborough University, Graduate School

History

School

  • Design and Creative Arts

Department

  • Design

Publisher

Loughborough University

Rights holder

© James Gardner

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2017

Notes

A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.

Language

en

Supervisor(s)

Guy Bingham

Qualification name

PhD

Qualification level

Doctoral