DfAM

Design for Additive Manufacturing.

Material Savings

Performance Enhancements

Design Freedom

Lightweighting of Parts

INTRODUCTION.

OVERVIEW

Designing the component as per AM guidelines incorporating its advantages and constraints.

Material
  • Is the material qualified for AM
  • How to qualify the New Alloys, suitable for AM?
Physics
  • Define Boundary conditions
  • Functional requirements of parts
Criteria
  • Integration of many parts
  • Address pain points and value add
  • Optimized Cost per Part
Process
  • Final Part in As Printed condition
  • Minimal Post processing efforts
  • Convert to Low mass production
  • Concise footprint

  • Maximize Component Life

  • Multi part integration

  • Better material distribution in accordance with stress fields

  • Light Weighted Design

  • Flow Path Optimization with Simulation

Aerospace & Defense.

  • Low Volume Production – Complex geometries – low volumes – without tooling
  • Weight Reduction – fuel savings – payload – less CO2 emission
  • Compact – Lesser package space or reduction in size & ratio
  • Efficient Production – Less material wasted due to layer wise manufacturing
  • Low Volume Production – Complex geometries – low volumes – without tooling
  • Increased efficiency – better thermal & fluid performance – increased stiffness & strength
  • Part Consolidation – integration of multiple component & assembly time
  • Maintenance & Repair or Overhaul – restored by adding material to worn-out surfaces

Automotive.

  • Faster Product Development – quick test & validation – elimination of tooling
  • Greater Flexibility Design – Quicker design changes due to faster PD
  • Customization – Flexible unique components – Personalization possible
  • Create Complex Geometries – Conformal cooling channels – Thin walls – Fine Meshes – Cold Plates for compact cooling etc.
  • Compact & Efficient – Certain HX or heat sinks used in thermal management can be optimized. Efficiency can be increased or can be made compact in nature.

General Engineering.

  • Faster Product Development – quick test & validation – elimination of tooling
  • Greater Flexibility Design – Quicker design changes due to faster PD
  • Customization – Flexible unique components
  • Create Complex Geometries – Conformal cooling channels – Thin walls –Fine Meshes – Cold Plates for compact cooling etc.
  • On-demand production – produce physical parts from digital files in a matter of hrs. for a component on demand.

Oil & Gas.

  • Greater Flexibility Design – Quicker design changes due to faster Product Development
  • Create Complex Geometries – Conformal cooling channels – Thin walls –Fine Meshes etc.
  • On-demand production – Instant manufacturing on-demand reduces lead time. Also, downtime loss can be prevented.
  • Super Alloys – Material development for specific needs for stringent quality demand.

Tool & Die.

  • Reduced Cycle Time
  • Reduced Warpage
  • Improved Performance
  • Conformal cooling
  • Cost effective
  • Reduced time to Market

Space.

  • Part consolidation
  • Complex design
  • Lead time reduction
  • Light weight and Fuel Saving

Lifestyle.

  • Flexibility – Freedom of design.
  • Customization – Unique Print per customer demand.
  • Create Complex Geometries – Thin walls & Intricate features – Bionic Shapes – Twisted – Hollow design
  • Shorter Lead Time
  • Featherlight Design

Medical.

  • Patient Specific Implants
  • Lesser weight materials with Bio-compatibility
  • Lattice design, Cost effective
  • Reduced time to Market

INTECH’s DfAM Solutions.

VIDEOS

Vortex Tube

Satellite Camera Mount Bracket

Plate Heat Exchanger

Unleash the Power of Additive Manufacturing.