A framework for mapping design for additive manufacturing knowledge for industrial and product design

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© 2018, © 2018 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) is a growing field of enquiry. Over the past few years, the scientific community has begun to explore this topic to provide a basis for supporting professional design practice. However, current knowledge is still largely fragmented, difficult to access and inconsistent in language and presentation. This paper seeks to collate and organise this dispersed but growing body of knowledge, using a single and coherent conceptual framework. The framework is based on a generic design process model and consists of five parts: Conceptual design, Embodiment design, Detail design and Process planning and Process selection. 81 articles on DfAM are mapped onto the framework to provide, for the first time, a clear summary of the state of the art across the whole design process. Nine directions for the future of DfAM research are then proposed.

Design for additive manufacturing, design knowledge, industrial product design
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Journal of Engineering Design
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Informa UK Limited
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/N005953/1)