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IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century


IASS Symposium 2016

SESSION: Computational Methods

A Design Oriented Workflow to Prototype Functionally Graded Designs based on Solid Finite Element Analysis

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: Computational Methods
  • Pages: 9
  • Title: A Design Oriented Workflow to Prototype Functionally Graded Designs based on Solid Finite Element Analysis
  • Author(s): Sawako Kaijima, Zack Conti, Martin L. Dunn
  • Keywords: multi-material 3D printing, functionally graded design, volumetric data
Abstract
Multi-material additive manufacturing processes enable the fabrication of 3D objects composed of varying material properties at microscopic scale. Selective material deposition offers opportunities to design and fabricate objects with heterogonous properties potentially exhibiting superior functional performance characteristics compared to objects comprised of homogenous material distributions. Despite the availability of 3D printing hardware capable of producing such objects, access to this new technology is encumbered by the way in which the current modelling and simulation tools represent, exchange, and process information required for multi-material additive manufacturing. We present a computation-based approach for fabricating Functionally Graded Designs (FGD) based on solid Finite Element (FE) analysis results using Multi-Material Voxel Printing technology.

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