Design of Test Parts to Characterize Micro Additive Manufacturing Processes

Mary Kathryn Thompson, Michael Mischkot

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Abstract

The minimum feature size and obtainable tolerances of additive manufacturing processes are linked to the smallest volumetric elements (voxels) that can be created. This work presents the iterative design of a test part to investigate the resolution of AM processes with voxel sizes at the micro scale. Each design iteration reduces the test part size, increases the number of test features, improves functionality, and decreases coupling in the part. The final design is a set of three test parts that are easy to orient and measure, and that provide useful information about micro additive manufacturing processes.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProcedia CIRP
Volume34
Pages (from-to)223-228
ISSN2212-8271
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event9th International Conference on Axiomatic Design (ICAD 2015) - Florence, Italy
Duration: 16 Sep 201518 Sep 2015
Conference number: 9
http://www.icad2015.org/

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Axiomatic Design (ICAD 2015)
Number9
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period16/09/201518/09/2015
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Bibliographical note

This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license

Keywords

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Micro manufacturing
  • Metrology
  • Precision
  • Benchmark

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