Strategical Steps For Metal Additive Manufacturing With a Design Intent of Weight Reduction
Additive manufacturing is gaining lot of importance in the current manufacturing industry due to its flexibility
and adaptability in manufacturing complex and batch products. Initially the focus was on application of non metal
prototyping for industrial research applications. With the technological growth, the demand for metal components using
additive manufacturing has also gained impetus. Thus, the current paper provides the strategical steps that can be followed
for metal additive manufacturing process with a design intent of weight reduction and no compromise with desirable
properties like surface finish etc. These steps can be applied for any aerospace component or any complex automobile
products and minimize the weight ratio’s, fuel costs and time to market and complimented by AM's ease of customization
gives an edge to the products.
Keywords— Additive Manufacturing, Design Intent, Strategical Steps, Weight Reduction.