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Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing

A Practical Guide to Design for Additive Manufacturing

Authors: Diegel, Olaf, Nordin, Axel, Motte, Damien

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  • Includes numerous practical examples on how to design components to be suitable for additive manufacturing
  • Provides in-depth coverage not only of the printing processes themselves, but also of the many post-processing techniques that must be used in additive manufacturing
  • Helps readers understand the design factors that can affect the economic viability of additive manufacturing
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This book provides a wealth of practical guidance on how to design parts to gain the maximum benefit from what additive manufacturing (AM) can offer. It begins by describing the main AM technologies and their respective advantages and disadvantages. It then examines strategic considerations in the context of designing for additive manufacturing (DfAM), such as designing to avoid anisotropy, designing to minimize print time, and post-processing, before discussing the economics of AM.

The following chapters dive deeper into computational tools for design analysis and the optimization of AM parts, part consolidation, and tooling applications. They are followed by an in-depth chapter on designing for polymer AM and applicable design guidelines, and a chapter on designing for metal AM and its corresponding design guidelines. These chapters also address health and safety, certification and quality aspects. A dedicated chapter covers the multiple post-processing methods for AM, offering the reader practical guidance on how to get their parts from the AM machine into a shape that is ready to use. The book’s final chapter outlines future applications of AM.

The main benefit of the book is its highly practical approach: it provides directly applicable, “hands-on” information and insights to help readers adopt AM in their industry

About the authors

Olaf Diegel is both an educator and a practitioner of additive manufacturing and product development with an excellent track record of developing innovative solutions to engineering problems. In his role as professor of product development, in the department of design sciences of the faculty of engineering at Lund University, in Sweden, he is heavily involved in all aspects of product development and is widely published in the areas of additive manufacturing and rapid product development. In his consulting practice he develops a wide range of products for companies around the world. Over the past three decades he has developed over 100 commercialized new products including innovative new theatre lighting products, security and marine products and several home health monitoring products and, for this work, has received numerous product development awards. Over the last 25 years, Olaf has become a passionate follower of 3D printing (additive manufacturing). In 2012, Olaf started manufacturing a range of 3D printed guitars and basses that has developed into a successful little side-business (and gives Olaf the therapy he needs in allowing him to make things that are a blend of high-technology and traditional hand-crafting).
Axel Nordin holds an M. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Lund University, Sweden, and a Ph.D. of Engineering from the division of Machine Design. He has participated in several government funded research projects. His work is mainly concerned with studying aspects of integrating complex morphologies into bespoke products, such as computational, manufacturing, structural, and usability challenges, as well as in topology optimisation and generative design, and how these can be applied in the field of design for additive manufacturing.
Damien Motte is an associate professor at the division of product development with the School of Engineering at Lund University, Sweden. He received a PhD from the same division, a research master from the Industrial Engineering Laboratory at École Centrale Paris, France, and an MSc in Industrial Engineering at École des Mines d’Albi, France. His area of research focus includes alternative engineering design, design for additive manufacturing, and product development methodologies.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-8280-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Practical Guide to Design for Additive Manufacturing
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-8281-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-8281-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-8280-2
Series ISSN
1860-5168
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 226
Number of Illustrations
33 b/w illustrations, 180 illustrations in colour
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