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Design for Powder Bed Fusion of Metal Parts

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Author(s)

Paul Witherell

Abstract

Advancements in metals-focused technologies have taken 3D printing from a prototyping technology to an advanced, additive manufacturing (AM) production technology having a roadmap for even greater advancements [1].Most of today's commercially available metal-based AM systems[2] are founded in the PBF processes. Typical applications of metals powder-based fusion (PBF) include producing complex, and/or low-volume functional parts[3], particularly in aerospace, defense, medical, automotive, and even jewelry. As a production alternative, metals PBF can achieve cost savings with reduced lead times and reduce assembly part counts. Moreover, metals-based PBF supports the manufacture of complex features not possible with other manufacturing technologies.
Citation
Design for Advanced Manufacturing: Technologies and Processes
Publisher Info
McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC, New York, NY

Keywords

Additive manufacturing, powder bed fusion, design for additive

Citation

Witherell, P. (2017), Design for Powder Bed Fusion of Metal Parts, Design for Advanced Manufacturing: Technologies and Processes, McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC, New York, NY (Accessed June 22, 2024)

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Created April 1, 2017, Updated January 3, 2023