Development and Design of Additive Components
Vogel Communication Group has published the reference book "Development and Design for Additive Manufacturing". With their book, the editors Christoph Klahn and Mirko Meboldt primarily address designers and developers, who want to use the advantages of additive manufacturing processes for industrially usable components.
Now that additive production is largely established in prototype construction and tools and production aids with various additive process technologies are manufactured, the focus is on the generative design of industrially usable components - from batch size 1 to series production. By using additive manufacturing (AM), components with a lighter weight or reduced joining requirements can be produced. But what standards, design methods, CAD tools and calculation bases are there?
The new reference book of the media brand konstruktionspraxis creates a practical knowledge base for developers and designers. In addition to describing the most important additive manufacturing processes in an industrial context, the team of authors at ETH Zürich discusses the strategic approach to component selection. A design guideline for the design of the components identified for production as well as a clear presentation of data generation and preparation for the additive manufacturing process support the reader in understanding and implementing additive manufacturing.
Further chapters of the book answer the following questions:
- How can AM processes be combined with conventional production?
- What is the quality of AM components? How can it be tested?
- What is the cost structure of AM components?
- What are established fields of application for AM?
- What are examples of successfully implemented AM end customer components?
- What are the steps to successfully implement AM in your company?
The reference book "Development and Design for Additive Manufacturing" can be ordered free of shipping costs under ISBN 978-3-8343-3395-7 in specialist shops or in our bookshop.
Currently, the book is only available in German language!
About the Authors:
Dr.-Ing. Christoph Klahn has headed the Design for New Technologies group at inspire AG since 2013. The aim of this group together with Swiss companies is to find the potential of additive manufacturing processes in their products and to realize successful AM products. An important aspect is the support of the designers throughout the entire product development process. Christoph Klahn gave a presentation on the topic "Functional Design for Additive Manufacturing" at the user meeting Leichtbau 2017.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mirko Meboldt has been professor of product development and design at ETH Zürich since 2012 and head of the pd|z Product Development Group he founded. He is also lead professor of the Design for New Technologies group of inspire AG. Prof. Meboldt's research activities focus on new methods and technologies in product development in the fields of mechanical engineering and medical technology. His research focuses on design for the additive production of series products, user-centered product development and consistent validation methods with agile development approaches.
Filippo Fontana is currently working on his doctoral thesis at pd|z, focusing in particular on the opportunities and challenges that the implementation of additive manufacturing processes can bring for companies.
Bastian Leutenecker-Twelsiek wrote his doctoral thesis at the newly created pd|z Product Development Group of ETH Zürich, where he supported the establishment of the research department Design for Additive Manufacturing. His research focuses were design for AM and strategies for selecting suitable components for industrial AM series production. Since 2017 he has been working in the Additive Manufacturing division of Trumpf GmbH + Co KG, where he is responsible for consulting on LMF design and component identification.
Jasmin Jansen is a science journalist specializing in medicine and technology. She is currently employed in the Product Development Group of ETH Zürich and also works on various projects in the Design for New Technologies group of inspire AG. (qui)
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