Sunday, February 3, 2019

Design for 3D Printing - Additive Manufacturing - DFAM - Introduction

Liquid-Based Additive Manufacturing Systems 

 3D Systems' Sterolithography Apparatus
 Stratasys' PolyJet
 3D Systems' MultiJet Printing System
 EnvisionTec's Perfactory®
 RegenHU's 3D Bioprinting
 Rapid Freeze Prototyping
 Optomec's Aerosol Jet Systems
 Two-Photon Polymerisation
 3DCeram's Ceramic Parts
 Other Liquid-Based AM Systems

Solid-Based Additive Manufacturing Systems 

Stratasys' Fused Deposition Modelling
Mcor Technologies' Selective Deposition Lamination
Sciaky's Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing
Fabrisonic's Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing
Other Solid-Based AM Systems

Powder-Based Additive Manufacturing Systems 

3D Systems' SLS
SLM Solutions' Selective Laser Melting
3D Systems' CJP Technology
BeAM's LMD Systems
Arcam's Electron Beam Melting
DMG MORI's Hybrid AM
ExOne's Digital Part Materialisation
HP's Multi Jet Fusion™
Other Powder-Based AM Systems

DFAM is to be  viewed as a new design approach: a framework for the composition of a part or an assembly, and the application of specific design tools geared toward AM.

By focusing on how a product should function rather than how it’s made, companies drive innovation. The decision can be to use a traditional process like CNC machining, AM, or a hybrid of both.  The best solution is derived from an unencumbered analysis for the desired function.Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM) has proven especially useful in many situations, whether as an end-use solution or as means to augment existing processes.


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