This review focuses on the design process of additively manufactured mesoscale lattice structures (MSLSs). They are arrays of three-dimensional (3D) printed trussed unit cells, whose dimensions span from 0.1 to 10.0 mm. This study intends to detail the phases of the MSLSs design process (with a particular focus on MSLSs whose unit cells are made up of a network of struts and nodes), proposing an integrated and holistic view of it, which is currently lacking in the literature. It aims at guiding designers' decisions with respect to the settled functional requirements and the manufacturing constraints. It also aims to provide an overview for software developers and researchers concerning the design approaches and strategies currently available. A further objective of this review is to stimulate researchers in exploring new MSLSs functionalities, consciously considering the impact of each design phase on the whole process, and on the manufactured product.
The Design Process of Additively Manufactured Mesoscale Lattice Structures: A Review
Contributed by the Computers and Information Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING. Manuscript received January 2, 2018; final manuscript received April 26, 2018; published online July 3, 2018. Assoc. Editor: Charlie C. L. Wang.
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Tamburrino, F., Graziosi, S., and Bordegoni, M. (July 3, 2018). "The Design Process of Additively Manufactured Mesoscale Lattice Structures: A Review." ASME. J. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng. December 2018; 18(4): 040801. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4040131
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