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dc.contributor.authorMaidin, S.en
dc.contributor.authorPei, Eujinen
dc.contributor.authorCampbell, R. I.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-06T12:30:45Z
dc.date.available2014-08-06T12:30:45Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationMaidin, S., Pei, E. and Campbell, R.I. (2012) A Taxonomy of Design Features for Additive Manufacture. International Conference on Design and Concurrent Engineering 2012 (iDECON 2012), Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, 15-16 Oct 2012.en
dc.identifier.isbn9789670257167
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/10181
dc.description.abstractThe use of Additive Manufacture (AM) in New Product Development (NPD) supports creativity, reduces tooling costs and enhances the development process. Despite these advantages, there is still lack of available information to empower designers to take full advantage of AM. It is proposed that a taxonomy of AM-enabled design features will serve as a rich source of information for students and practitioners. These features refer to aspects of a product’s form or other attributes that would be uneconomical or expensive to be produced with conventional methods and thus better suited to be made by AM. Despite the fact that similar knowledge-based tools are available, they are largely segregated. In light of this, the paper aims to define and categorise the arrangement and classification of key reasons for using AM based on four measures encompassing orthogonality, spanning, completeness and usability. Following several iterations, four taxons were derived, consisting of user requirement, functionality, parts consolidation and aesthetics. The next stage of this research aims to incorporate the taxonomy as a design support tool for AM.en
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dc.publisherInternational Conference on Design and Concurrent Engineering 2012 (iDECON 2012), Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, 15-16 Oct 2012en
dc.subjectTaxonomyen
dc.subject3D printingen
dc.subjectAdditive Manufacturingen
dc.subjectNew Product Developmenten
dc.titleA Taxonomy of Design Features for Additive Manufactureen
dc.typeConferenceen
dc.researchgroupDesign and New Product Developmenten
dc.peerreviewedYesen
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