Design for X

Application of methods for the Design for X in the integrated product and process design. Design for Manufacturing approaches are applied to traditional and innovative manufacturing processes, including emerging additive and hybrid techniques. Design for Assembly is based on automated analysis of CAD models of groups and products and the elaboration of design guidelines and shapes optimization on advanced shape analysis, geometric feature recognition and geometry elaboration algorithms. Design To Cost strategies are implemented thanks to methods and tools for early cost estimation of industrial products on the 3D models, creating correlations of the design choices to cost indicators. Finally, Design for Additive Manufacturing is a recent trend focused on optimize the design for the best results using AM techniques (eg. WAAM).

Related publications

Raffaeli, E., Lettori, J., Schmidt, J., Peruzzini, M., Pellicciari, M., A Systematic Approach for Evaluating the Adoption of Additive Manufacturing in the Product Design Process, Appl. Sci. 2021, 11, 1210

Lettori, J., Raffaeli, R., Peruzzini, M., Schmidt, J., Pellicciari, M. (2020), Additive manufacturing adoption in product design: an overview from literature and industry, Procedia Manufacturing, Vol. 51, pp. 655-662