The goal of this study is to develop a heuristic part separation algorithm for assembly-based design in Additive Manufacturing (AM). The objective is to minimize the total processing time including both buildup time and assembly time. In the proposed algorithm, the part separation is recursively conducted until the number of assemblies reaches a threshold value. The proposed method helps designers determine the proper number of assemblies and their buildup orientations. A numerical example is provided to illustrate the application of the algorithm.
- Design Engineering Division
- Computers and Information in Engineering Division
Part Separation Methods for Assembly Based Design in Additive Manufacturing
Oh, Y, Behdad, S, & Zhou, C. "Part Separation Methods for Assembly Based Design in Additive Manufacturing." Proceedings of the ASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. Volume 4: 22nd Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference; 11th International Conference on Micro- and Nanosystems. Cleveland, Ohio, USA. August 6–9, 2017. V004T05A014. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2017-68002
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