Verification of the component requirements

Cross-Process Module

V1.E

Pre-Process

Participants can independently check a project with regard to feasibility and economic efficiency and to make adjustments to the component design if it is necessary to realize the project or optimization. To do this, they use existing information (such as technical drawings, dimensions, shape, intended use, boundary conditions, acting forces, ...) and ensure that all necessary information is available.

Prior knowledge

Required: basic knowledge of technical communication, cost accounting and handling CAD systems

Skills

Participants can independently check a project with regard to feasibility and economic efficiency and to make adjustments to the component design if it is necessary to realize the project or optimization. To do this, they use existing information (such as technical drawings, dimensions, shape, intended use, boundary conditions, acting forces, ...) and ensure that all necessary information is available.

Learning content

Technical communication

  • Basics of technical communication
  • Special features for the AM process chain

Feasibility

  • Assessment of the component regarding material, size, mechanical requirements
  • Influence of component design on feasibility


(Re-)design

  • Adaptation of conventional design for additive manufacturing
  • Use of topology optimization tools in CAD environments
  • Technology specific optimization of AM designs
  • Design to Cost
  • Use of simulation tools for optimization


Cost effectiveness

  • Cost calculations for manufacturing processes
  • Comparison of conventional manufacturing, additive manufacturing
  • Savings potentials through AM (examples and approaches, such as lifecycle, TCO, batch sizes, lightweight construction)