Supporting Additive Manufacturing Technology Development through Constraint Modelling in Early Conceptual Design: A Satellite Propulsion Case Study
Paper in proceeding, 2020

Function and constraints modelling are implemented to design two gridded ion thrusters for additive manufacturing (AM). One concept takes advantage of AM design freedom, disregarding AM limitations and is not feasible. The other concept considers AM limitations and is manufacturable and feasible. Constraints modelling highlights AM capabilities that can be improved, showing where future investment is needed. Constraints representation can also support the creation of technology development roadmaps able to identify areas of AM technologies that must be improved.

additive manufacturing

architectural design

technology development

Author

Olivia Borgue

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

F. Valjak

University of Zagreb

Massimo Panarotto

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

Ola Isaksson

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

Proceedings of the Design Society: DESIGN Conference

26337762 (ISSN)

Vol. 1 817-826

16th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2020
Virtual, Online, ,

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Other Mechanical Engineering

Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified

DOI

10.1017/dsd.2020.289

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7/29/2021