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Editor: Udo Lindemann, Srinivasan V, Yong Se Kim, Sang Won Lee, John Clarkson, Gaetano Cascini
Author: Campbell, Robert Ian (1); Jee, Haeseong (2); Kim, Yong Se (3)
Institution: 1: Loughborough University, United Kingdom; 2: Hong Ik University, Korea; 3: Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
The term additive manufacturing (AM) refers to layer-based material addition technologies that have extended the approach of rapid prototyping (RP) technologies to end-use products and components. The application of AM technologies for this purpose is still rather limited at present but there are a few widely publicised examples. The authors believe that the wider use of AM is being inhibited by the inability of most designers to fully appreciate the contribution that AM can make to E3 (economic, ecological and experience) product value. Research at (removed for anonymity) has indicated that AM can contribute in each of these areas. This paper defines E3 value and then gives some examples of AM products that demonstrate different means of improving value. The conclusions drawn are that AM has an important role to play in adding E3 value to many products but that designers must be better informed as to how to integrate this added value into their designs.
The 19th International Conference on Engineering Deisgn (ICED13) will for the first time take place in Asia: ICED13 on 19-22 August 2013 at Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea The ICED13 motto is: "Design for Harmonies" - Harmony of Products and Services - Harmony of Old and New - Harmony of Culture and Technology - Harmony of East and West The conference chair is Prof. Yong Se Kim of the Creative Design Institute at Sungkyunkwan University. Important dates are: Call for Papers:...