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Design study for wire and arc additive manufacture

Mehnen, Jorn; Ding, Jialuo; Lockett, Helen and Kazanas, Panos (2014). Design study for wire and arc additive manufacture. International Journal of Product Development, 19(1/2/3) pp. 2–20.

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Additive Manufacture (AM) is a technique whereby freeform structures are produced by building up material in a layer by layer fashion. Among the different AM processes, Wire and Arc Additive Manufacture (WAAM) has the ability to manufacture large custom-made metal workpiece with high efficiency. A design study has been performed to explore the process capabilities of fabricating complicated geometries using WAAM. Features such as enclosed structures, crossing structures, and balanced building structures have been investigated in this study. Finite Element (FE) models are employed to take the thermo-mechanical performance into account. Robot tool path design has been performed to transfer the WAAM component designs into real components efficiently. This paper covers these essential design steps from a technical as well as practical point of view.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2014 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
ISSN: 1741-8178
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
RUAM (Ready to Use Additive Manufacturing) project131EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
Extra Information: This paper is a revised and expanded version of a paper entitled ‘Design forwire and arc additive layer manufacture’ presented at the ‘Proceedings of the20th CIRP Design Conference’, Nantes, France, 19–21 April 2010.
Keywords: additive manufacture; wire and arc additive manufacture; design for manufacture; FE simulation
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 49629
Depositing User: Helen Lockett
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2017 15:34
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2020 09:26
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