Design for AM
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Design for am


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Project Reference No.


Technical Lead

Andrew Triantaphyllou

AM process & materials used

Focussed on metal powder bed fusion (material independent)



This project established design rules for metal AM (laser and electron beam powder bed fusion). It also covered post-processing and inspection considerations. There were three deliverables for this project:

  • An AM design guide providing detail on the various geometric and process considerations the designer should be aware of.
  • A report on the available software using for the design of AM components and the interaction between data workflows.
  • A practical evaluation of different STL software packages (Magics, Limitstate Fix, Netfabb Basic) to compare mesh fixing ability.





If you are a member you can access the deliverables of this project here.