Design tools for multi-material layered manufacturing system

Noshir A. Langrana, Dan Qiu, Stephen C. Danforth, Ahmad Safari, Wenbiao Han, Mohsen A. Jafari

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One of the major goals of this research is to develop a seamless, desktop, intelligent, computer-aided design environment to fabricate functional parts using a multi-material fused deposition manufacturing machine. The current research project has already developed tools for multi-material toolpath and virtual simulation of a layered fabrication [3,4]. A three-dimensional video microscopy is used to collect experimental data. The parts are fabricated using PZT, PMN-PT, silicone nitride and metals. Design of Experiment, DOE is being performed to quantify and predict void creation and elimination. Using our approach, a designer now could design, fabricate and verify the goals and alter both computation and fabrication parameters quickly. The design cycle has the potential to become faster and more creative.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)159-166
Number of pages8
JournalCeramic Engineering and Science Proceedings
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2000
Event24th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials,and Structures:B - Cocoa Beach, FL, USA
Duration: Jan 23 2000Jan 28 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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