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Appl. Sci. 2018, 8(12), 2635; https://doi.org/10.3390/app8122635

Advanced Design Applied to an Original Multi-Purpose Ventilator Achievable by Additive Manufacturing

Department of Industrial Engineering, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Viale Risorgimento, 2, I-40136 Bologna, Italy
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Received: 31 October 2018 / Revised: 5 December 2018 / Accepted: 11 December 2018 / Published: 15 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Mechanical Engineering)
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Abstract

Considering the progressively expansive trade world, “time to market” of productions and goods has turned into a key element for business accomplishment. There are diverse practices that antedate design faults and unveil products on the market in minus time. Among the most used methods in the design and explanation of the necessities, quality function deployment (QFD) and design for Six Sigma (DFSS) can be used. In the prototyping stage, it is probable to address the emergent technology of additive manufacturing. Today, 3D printing is employed as a quick prototyping technique. Nevertheless, the tangible task which industry is fronting is the adoption of these machines for large-scale production of components, which is now possible with new HP multi fusion. The goal of this paper is to illustrate the entire product development process taking advantage of the most modern models and technologies for the final realization of a case study that involves the design and prototyping of an innovative multifunctional fan (lamp, aroma diffuser, and fan) through the multi jet fusion of HP. To begin with, issues related to the DFSS, the QFD and their application to identify the fan requirements are explored. Once the requirements have been defined, the modern CAD design systems and the CAE systems for the validation of the case study will be analyzed and applied. Finally, HP’s multi jet fusion methodology and design rules for additive manufacturing will be analyzed in detail, trying to exploit all the positive aspects it offers. View Full-Text
Keywords: QFD; design for Six Sigma; design for additive manufacturing; multi jet fusion; FEA; CAD; CAE; rapid prototyping; product development QFD; design for Six Sigma; design for additive manufacturing; multi jet fusion; FEA; CAD; CAE; rapid prototyping; product development
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Frizziero, L.; Donnici, G.; Dhaimini, K.; Liverani, A.; Caligiana, G. Advanced Design Applied to an Original Multi-Purpose Ventilator Achievable by Additive Manufacturing. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 2635.

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