As with any manufacturing process, there are key design rules for additive manufacturing that need to be followed. What muddies the waters in additive is the wide variation, and ever-evolving, nature of these rules. With differences and new developments in machine and process capabilities, it can be difficult for newcomers and veterans alike to approach Design for Additive Manufacturing with confidence and certainty.
In additive manufacturing, everything from the machine design to post processing can have a dramatic effect on how an AM part is designed. The AM design can be improved compared to the conventionally produced design, but these design rules must be well understood in order to produce the best additive part possible.
Design rules for the DMLS process, including novel approaches to designing, supporting, and exposing these parts, will be covered in an overview of Design for DMLS Additive Manufacturing. These design guidelines will provide a basis for exploration in to machine, material, and geometry dependent limitations that will be a key driver of the additive part design.
- Understand DMLS design guidelines
- Gain deeper knowledge on what factors need to be considered when designing DMLS parts
- Demonstrate novel approaches towards fulfilling a variety of part requirements.