In this paper, we advocate for a more harmonized approach to model development for additive manufacturing (AM) processes, through classification and metamodeling that will support AM process model composability, reusability, and integration. We review several types of AM process models and use the direct metal powder bed fusion AM process to provide illustrative examples of the proposed classification and metamodel approach. We describe how a coordinated approach can be used to extend modeling capabilities by promoting model composability. As part of future work, a framework is envisioned to realize a more coherent strategy for model development and deployment.
Toward Metamodels for Composable and Reusable Additive Manufacturing Process Models
Contributed by the Manufacturing Engineering Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF MANUFACTURING SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING. Manuscript received May 9, 2014; final manuscript received September 2, 2014; published online October 24, 2014. Assoc. Editor: Joseph Beaman.
This material is declared a work of the US Government and is not subject to copyright protection in the United States. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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Witherell, P., Feng, S., Simpson, T. W., Saint John, D. B., Michaleris, P., Liu, Z., Chen, L., and Martukanitz, R. (October 24, 2014). "Toward Metamodels for Composable and Reusable Additive Manufacturing Process Models." ASME. J. Manuf. Sci. Eng. December 2014; 136(6): 061025. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4028533
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