As additive manufacturing (AM) gains greater industrial exposure, there's a drive toward defining practical, high-value processes and products. Defining viable business cases is critical to ensure successful technology adoption. Focusing on the marine industry and using a "propeller" as a familiar marine object for a case study, we'll explore 4 different design/manufacturing iterations aimed at highlighting the opportunities that AM offers. By fabricating these 4 components with wire and arc additive, a considerable portion of the process chain will be revealed from both hardware and software perspectives. We'll be exploring the designs and investigating design features facilitated by AM; looking at preparing these components for manufacture; seeing how these components are built considering the distortion and stress, geometric fidelity, and thermal management; and, finally, looking at post-processing techniques to bring these components to final form.
- Understand the 4 main metal high-rate additive manufacturing techniques
- Understand routes for design exploration for both rapid prototyping and rapid production
- Understand opportunities for high-rate additive applications
- Understand manufacturing steps and considerations involved in the production of AM parts
Kelvin Hamilton is a Technical Consultant within the Collaborative Research & Innovation Projects team. Based in The Hague (Netherlands), he received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Queen’s University in Canada where he studied Mechanical and Materials Engineering with particular interests in manufacturing, metal forming and material deformation. Currently at Autodesk, he is engaged primarily on various collaborative research and innovation projects around the industrialisation of additive manufacturing (AM). Projects range from powder bed AM of precious and other industrial metals to large scale directed energy AM of aerospace components.
Wei Ya received his MSc. Degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the Technical university of Delft and finished hisPh.D. study at UTwente. His research interest is on additive manufacutring and laser materials advanced processing such as (1) materials deposition, alloying and modelling, (2) engineering design, fabrication and prototyping and (3) laser-assisted manufacturing, (4) WAAM process. He is currently working at RAMLAB. incoperation with TUdelft and UTwente.