A Practical Guide to Design for Additive Manufacturing (Hardcover)
NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.
This book imparts some practical guidance on how to design parts to gain the maximum benefit from what additive manufacturing (AM) can offer. The book first describes the main additive manufacturing (AM) technologies and describes the advantages/disadvantages of each. It then examines the strategic consideration in designing for additive manufacturing (DfAM), such as designing to avoid anisotropy, designing to minimize print time, or post-processing, and examines the economics of AM.
The following chapters dive deeper into computational tools for design analysis and the optimization of AM parts, part consolidation, tooling applications of AM. This is followed by an in depth chapter on designing for polymer AM, and the design guidelines that are applicable, and a chapter on designing for metal AM and its design guidelines. These chapters also cover aspects such as the health and safety aspects of AM, and the certification and quality aspects of AM. A chapter is dedicated to the many post-processing methods for AM. This gives the reader practical guidance on how to get their parts form the AM machine into a shape that is ready to use. Finally, the book includes a chapter on future applications of AM.
The main benefit of the book is the very practical approach it takes to giving the ready real applicable knowledge to immediately help readers to adopt AM in their industry.