Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a new way of part production which opens up new perspectives of conception as mass and cost reduction and increase of functionalities. However these processes have their own characteristics which as for all the manufacturing processes have a direct impact on the manufactured parts quality. Especially, because the manufacturing trajectories have a influence on the physical phenomena during the process, they have also a strong impact on the quality of the produced parts in terms of geometry.

In this paper, the choice of manufacturing trajectories and their impacts on the final shape and quality of the parts is integrated into a global Design For Additive Manufacturing (DFAM) methodology which allows to move from functional specifications of a design problem to a proposition of an adapted part for AM processes.

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