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TitleBuild orientation optimization problem in additive manufacturing
Author(s)Rocha, Ana Maria A. C.
Pereira, Ana I.
Vaz, A. Ismael F.
Keywords3D printing
Additive manufacturing
Build orientation
Design tools
Optimization
Issue date2018
PublisherSpringer
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Abstract(s)Additive manufacturing (AM) is an emerging type of production technology to create three-dimensional objects layer-by-layer directly from a 3D CAD model. AM is being extensively used by engineers and designers. Build orientation is a critical issue in AM since it is associated with the object accuracy, the number of supports required and the processing time to produce the object. Finding the best build orientation in the AM will reduced significantly the building costs and will improve the object accuracy. This paper presents an optimization approach to solve the part build orientation problem considering the staircase effect, support area characteristics and the build time. Two global optimization methods, the Electromagnetism-like and the Stretched Simulated Annealing algorithms, are used to study the optimal orientation of four models. Preliminary experiments show that both optimization methods can effectively solve the build orientation problem in AM, finding several global solutions.
TypeConference paper
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/57944
ISBN9783319951645
DOI10.1007/978-3-319-95165-2_47
ISSN0302-9743
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
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