IDeS methodology applied to automotive component re-engineering focused on lightweight and high-strength by additive manufacturing

Leon Cardenas, Christian Edmundo (2024) IDeS methodology applied to automotive component re-engineering focused on lightweight and high-strength by additive manufacturing, [Dissertation thesis], Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna. Dottorato di ricerca in Automotive per una mobilità intelligente, 36 Ciclo. DOI 10.48676/unibo/amsdottorato/11089.
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The project aims to gather an understanding of additive manufacturing and other manufacturing 4.0 techniques with an eyesight for industrialization. First the internal material anisotropy of elements created with the most economically feasible FEM technique was established. An understanding of the main drivers for variability for AM was portrayed, with the focus on achieving material internal isotropy. Subsequently, a technique for deposition parameter optimization was presented, further procedure testing was performed following other polymeric materials and composites. A replicability assessment by means of the use of technology 4.0 was proposed, and subsequent industry findings gathered the ultimate need of developing a process that demonstrate how to re-engineer designs in order to show the best results with AM processing. The latest study aims to apply the Industrial Design and Structure Method (IDES) and applying all the knowledge previously stacked into fully reengineer a product with focus of applying tools from 4.0 era, from product feasibility studies, until CAE – FEM analysis and CAM – DfAM. These results would help in making AM and FDM processes a viable option to be combined with composites technologies to achieve a reliable, cost-effective manufacturing method that could also be used for mass market, industry applications.

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Leon Cardenas, Christian Edmundo
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Design Methods, IDES, Inverse Engineering, lightweight, Carbon Fiber, DfAM, Virtual Engineering, Additive Manufacturing, Reverse Engineering, TRIZ, Benchmarking, Product Design.
Data di discussione
21 Marzo 2024

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