|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|144010||2017||11 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||5556 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Journal of Manufacturing Processes, Volume 29, October 2017, Pages 332-342
Supporting the overhang section, restraining the model deformation or warping, minimizing the residual stress and controlling the cooling rate are some common functions of support structure in multiple additive manufacturing (AM) process. Since it needs to be removed at the post processing stage of fabrication, it is a considerable waste in terms of material, energy and time employed for their construction. Hence, it is advantageous to minimize the amount of support which eventually can improve the overall efficiency of the AM process. In this paper, a novel support architecture design methodology is proposed considering the amount of support volume, maximum contact interface, lower fabrication time, and ease of fabrication. First, the support needed points on the object surface are identified considering their normal direction. The points are clustered considering their uniform curvature and location. Afterward, each cluster of points is segmented iteratively into closed-convex regions i.e. grain boundary, considering the geometric factors such as aspect ratio, fill factor, and contour area to ensure the ease of fabrication and supportability. These convex grains are the model-support interface segments where a partial contact based support removal technique is implemented. Finally, self-supported slanting and pillar support structures are generated that minimizes support material consumption and consequently saving build time. The proposed research is implemented on free-form objects and the results are evaluated with the available support generator software. The result shows the improvement is build time, reduction in support volume and ease of support removal.