Volume 5, 2018
|Number of page(s)||26|
|Published online||16 March 2018|
Modelling of additive manufacturing processes: a review and classification
Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, University of Patras,
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Accepted: 21 November 2017
Additive manufacturing (AM) is a very promising technology; however, there are a number of open issues related to the different AM processes. The literature on modelling the existing AM processes is reviewed and classified. A categorization of the different AM processes in process groups, according to the process mechanism, has been conducted and the most important issues are stated. Suggestions are made as to which approach is more appropriate according to the key performance indicator desired to be modelled and a discussion is included as to the way that future modelling work can better contribute to improving today's AM process understanding.
Key words: Additive manufacturing / modelling / state of the art / process parameters / key performance indicators
© P. Stavropoulos and P. Foteinopoulos, Published by EDP Sciences 2018
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