Toward integrated design of additive manufacturing through a process development model and multi-objective optimization
The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
This paper deals with design for manufacturing (DFM) approach for additive manufacturing (AM) to investigate simultaneously the different attributes and criteria of design and manufacturing. The integrated design approach is provided in the product definition level and it gradually maps the customer requirements to the final product model. The main contribution of this paper is an interface processing engine that is an interface between the product model and manufacturing model. This study uses the Skin-Skeleton approach to model the first definition of the product and model the material flow of AM technology as the manufacturing process. This engine is developed through analysis of all AM technologies and identification of their parameters, criteria, and drawbacks. In order to evaluate some product and process parameters, a multi-objective problem is formulated based on the analysis of all AM technologies; production time and material mass are optimized regarding mechanical behavior of the material and roughness of product. The approach is validated by a case study through a bag hook example. From its requirement specification to the proposed approach, this article defines an optimized product and its manufacturing parameters for fused deposition modeling (FDM) technology.