Chapter 21. Design Tools for Multi-Material Layered Manufacturing System

  1. Todd Jessen and
  2. Ersan Ustundag
  1. Noshir A. Langrana1,
  2. Dan Qiu1,
  3. Stephen C. Danforth2,
  4. Ahmad Safari2,
  5. Wenbiao Han3 and
  6. Mohsen A. Jafari3

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294635.ch21

24th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 21, Issue 4

24th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 21, Issue 4

How to Cite

Langrana, N. A., Qiu, D., Danforth, S. C., Safari, A., Han, W. and Jafari, M. A. (2000) Design Tools for Multi-Material Layered Manufacturing System, in 24th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 21, Issue 4 (eds T. Jessen and E. Ustundag), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294635.ch21

Author Information

  1. 1

    Rutgers The State Univ. of NJ Mech. & Aero. Engineering 98 Brett Road Piscataway, NJ 08854–8058

  2. 2

    Rutgers The State Univ. of NJ Ceramic and Materials Engineering 607 Taylor Road Piscataway, NJ 08854–8058

  3. 3

    Rutgers The State Univ. of NJ Industrial & Systems Engineering 96 frelinghuysen Road Piscataway, NJ 08854–8058

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375693

Online ISBN: 9780470294635

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Keywords:

  • computer aided design;
  • fused deposition;
  • controller software;
  • nozzles deposit;
  • multi material

Summary

One of the major goals of this research is to develop a seamless, desktop, intelligent, computer-aided design environment to fabricate functional parts using a multi-material fused deposition manufacturing machine. The current research project has already developed tools for multi-material toolpath and virtual simulation of a layered fabrication [3,4]. A three-dimensional video microscopy is used to collect experimental data. The parts are fabricated using PZT, PMN-PT, silicone nitride and metals. Design of Experiment, DOE is being performed to quantify and predict void creation and elimination. Using our approach, a designer now could design, fabricate and verify the goals and alter both computation and fabrication parameters quickly. The design cycle has the potential to become faster and more creative.