DESIGN AUTOMATION FOR CUSTOMISED AND LARGE-SCALE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: A CASE STUDY ON CUSTOM KAYAKS
Paper in proceedings, 2019

Additive Manufacturing (AM) offers the potential to increase the ability to customise large-scale plastic components. However, a substantial amount of manual work is still required during the customisation process, both in design and manufacturing.
This paper looks into how the additive manufacturing of mass customised large-scale products can be supported. Data was collected through interaction with industrial partners and potential customers in a case study regarding the customisation of kayaks.
As a result, the paper proposes a model-based methodology which combines design automation with a user interface.
The results point to the benefit of the proposed methodology in terms of design efficiency, as well as in terms of displaying results to the end user in an understandable format.

Additive Manufacturing

Product modelling / models

Design methods

Author

Drew Lithgow

University of Strathclyde

Cara Morrison

University of Strathclyde

George Pexton

University of Strathclyde

Massimo Panarotto

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

Jakob Müller

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

Lars Almefelt

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

Andrew McLaren

University of Strathclyde

Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19)

International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19)
Delft, Netherlands,

Digitalized Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (DiLAM)

VINNOVA, 2017-06-01 -- 2020-05-31.

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Other Mechanical Engineering

Design

Areas of Advance

Production

Materials Science

Driving Forces

Innovation and entrepreneurship

DOI

10.1017/dsi.2019.74

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Latest update

9/23/2019