Special Issue "Design for Additive Manufacturing: Methods and Tools"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.
Interests: design methods and tools; design for manufacturing and assembly; design to cost; design for additive manufacturing
Interests: Design for Digital Fabrication; Design for Additive Manufacturing; Design techniques; Digital Design
Interests: design tools and methods; design for additive manufacturing; design optimization; design configuration
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Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies, one of the 9 enabling technologies of Industry 4.0, are experiencing a rapid growth. Nevertheless, the implementation of technologies by industries is still limited compared to their intrinsic potential. The main challenges that limit the adoption of such technologies are: lack of skills (need to train engineers capable of designing and managing these new technologies), sustainability of new processes (need to develop cost and environmental models capable of considering economic and environmental sustainability of AM processes and related supply chain) and design (need of innovative design paradigms and Design for Additive software tools).
This Special Issue invites papers presenting methodologies, methods and software tools for aiding the conceptual, embodiment and detailed design phases of polymeric and metallic products to be made with AM technologies. We also welcome papers presenting frameworks and approaches at gathering and formalizing knowledge for supporting design engineers. With the aim to foster the product life cycle design, new methods and tools for assessing the economic and environmental impact of AM technologies are encouraged.Dr. Marco Mandolini
Dr. Patrick Pradel
Dr. Paolo Cicconi
Manuscript Submission Information
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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Design for additive manufacturing
- Polymers and metal additive manufacturing
- Design methods and strategies
- Design and simulation tools
- Design optimization
- Knowledge-based engineering
- Knowledge management
- Life Cycle Analysis
- Support structure design
- Topology optimization
- AM-process simulation