Design for additive manufacturing in customized products

  • Hyunwoong Ko
  • Seung Ki MoonEmail author
  • Jihong Hwang


Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a promising manufacturing technology and increasingly used to develop parts, tools, and products beyond Rapid Prototypes (RP). The unique capabilities of AM technologies enable new opportunities for customization, through significant improvements in product performance, multi-functionality, and lower overall manufacturing costs. The objective of this research is to propose a formal representation of design knowledge for Customized Design for Additive Manufacturing (CDFAM). In this study, the design knowledge on operational properties of Electron Beam Melting (EBM) are formally represented using Finite State Automata (FSA) and the concept of affordance to identify the interrelations between AM constraints, user’s desire and capabilities, and product’s customized features. The CDFAM method is expected to be the basic of advanced computational models for maximizing design and AM performances in product and AM process design.


Additive manufacturing Affordance Customization Design Electron beam melting Finite state automata 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Singapore Centre for 3D Printing, School of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical System Design EngineeringSeoul National University of Science and TechnologySeoulSouth Korea

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