Evaluation of design support tools for additive manufacturing and conceptualisation of an integrated knowledge management framework
DS 111: Proceedings of the 32nd Symposium Design for X (DFX2021)
Editor: Dieter Krause, Kristin Paetzold, Sandro Wartzack
Author: Claudius Ellsel, Sebastian Werner, Jan Göpfert, Rainer Stark
Section: Additive Fertigung
DOI number: 10.35199/dfx2021.17
Over time, additive manufacturing (AM) has gained more and more adoption into series production. Software tools are developed to assist designers to incorporate specific design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) guidelines into their product development processes. In this paper, an overview of already existing DfAM functionality is given by a review of scientific publications and commercial software products. Additionally, interviews with members of development teams which design AM parts are carried out to assess specific workflows and problems in the current design process.
Keywords: DfAM, review, design support tool, knowledge management, framework