Additive manufacture of fibre-reinforced structures: Design process and principles

Bradley Camburn, Elyud Ismail, K. Blake Perez, Carlye Lauff, Kristin Wood

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Abstract

Fiber-reinforcement of structures built with additive manufacturing (AM) has been the focus of many recent innovations in the AM space. These innovations have further enabled AM’s progress from a prototyping technology to a viable manufacturing process for end use parts under normal load conditions. This paper introduces a set of design principles to drive innovation and the creation of novel AM technologies capable of producing fiber-reinforced components. The principles were developed through a comprehensive survey of the literature and patents to identify fundamental design insights that made the published achievements and innovations possible. From the collected body of insights, 23 unique design principles are identified. These principles are formalized and organized within the framework of a matrix representation, connecting established fiber-reinforced composite guidelines to specific sub-functions of AM. Finally, a fiber-reinforced additive manufacturing machine is developed by employing a subset of the identified principles as a demonstration of their utility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication24th Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference; 13th International Conference on Micro- and Nanosystems
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791859223
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
EventASME 2019 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC-CIE 2019 - Anaheim, United States
Duration: Aug 18 2019Aug 21 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume4

Conference

ConferenceASME 2019 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC-CIE 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAnaheim
Period8/18/198/21/19

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work is funded by the SUTD-MIT International Design Centre (IDC) in Singapore (https://idc.sutd.edu.sg/). This work is also supported by the Singapore National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC); and Gilmour Space Technologies. Any opinions, results, and conclusions are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsors.

Publisher Copyright:
Copyright © 2019 ASME.

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