Design for Additive Manufacturing - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128167212

Design for Additive Manufacturing

1st Edition

Tools and Optimization

Authors: Martin Leary
Paperback ISBN: 9780128167212
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st November 2019
Page Count: 291
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Design for Additive Manufacture (DFAM)
3. AM Manufacturability Assessment
4. Design of Lattice and Zero-Mean Curvature Structures
5. Topology Optimisation for AM
6. Generative Design of AM Structures
7. Support Structure Generation and Optimisation
8. Optimisation of AM Data-Sets
9. Extended Case Study – Structural Optimisation of High-Value Mass-Optimised Aerospace Bracket
10. Extended Case Study – Patient Specific Medical Implants to Mimic Naturally
11. Extended Case Study – Radiotherapy Phantoms Fabricated by AM Methods
12. Extended Case Study – Temperature Field Prediction for Thermal AM Processes


Design for Additive Manufacturing: Tools and Optimization is a complete guide to design tools for the manufacturing requirements of AM and how they can enable the optimization of process and product parameters for the reduction of manufacturing costs and effort. This timely synopsis of state-of-the-art design tools for AM brings the reader right up-to-date on the latest methods from both academia and industry. Tools for both metallic and polymeric AM technologies are presented and critically reviewed, along with their manufacturing attributes. Commercial applications of AM are also explained with case studies from a range of industries, thus demonstrating best-practice in AM design.

Key Features

  • Covers all the commonly used tools for designing for additive manufacturing, as well as descriptions of important emerging technologies
  • Provides systematic methods for optimizing AM process selection for specific production requirement
  • Addresses design tools for both metallic and polymeric AM technologies
  • Includes commercially relevant case studies that showcase best-practice in AM design, including the biomedical, aerospace, defense and automotive sectors


Design engineers in industries such as manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, biomedical, and defence with an interest in additive manufacturing. Postgraduates and researchers in engineering and materials science who need to use AM technologies


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About the Authors

Martin Leary Author

Martin Leary is an Associate Professor at the School of Engineering, RMIT University, Australia. His research interests include engineering design, and system approaches and optimization. He is also the Medical Manufacturing Group Leader at RMIT, a member of the RMIT Centre for Additive Manufacturing (CAM), and co-editor of the International Conference on Sustainable Automotive Technologies.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, School of Engineering, RMIT University, Australia