Design for Production AM
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Design for Production AM

CRP year




Project Reference No.


Technical Lead

Sandeep Samanthula

AM process & materials used

Predominantly focused on metal powder bed fusion both laser and electron beam


This project consisted of four deliverables, each focused on one of the below-specified key barriers to serial AM production from a design perspective, with proposed best practices and guidelines on how to address them.

  • Lack of guidelines for creating AM specific drawings,
  • Lack of seamless digital thread framework for AM design process,
  • Lack of better definition of roles in AM production –who owns which stages of the design/manufacturing process
  • Software – Need for multiple software, multiple data translations, integration with existing manufacturing systems/ workflows...etc.




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