In the coming decades, growth in AM will likely be driven by production parts that leverage the design freedom afforded by AM to manufacture parts of higher performance and improved material utilization. Contrary to popular opinion, however, AM processes do have their constraints and limitations – not everything can be manufactured with AM, and even when it is feasible, not everything should.
Design for Additive Manufacturing: Concepts and Considerations for the Aerospace Industry, edited by Dr. Dhruv Bhate, is a collection of 10 seminal SAE International technical papers, which cover AM from the perspective of the appropriateness (should) and feasibility (can) of using AM for manufacturing of parts and tooling.
AM technologies have been around for three decades, yet it’s just the beginning of the revolution in the design-driven aspects of this technology. When it comes to design for AM, it is a safe bet that the best is yet to be.
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