Manufacturing processes have driven the evolution of computational tools to support design, planning, and analysis of functional parts and assemblies. Planning for modern, advanced manufacturing technologies such as additive (AM) and hybrid additive and subtractive manufacturing (HM) with single, graded, or composite materials requires coordinating spatial reasoning, evaluation/simulation of material properties, and physics analysis on representations of manufactured artifacts. Process plans may affect the shape (at multiple length scales), material distribution, and physical behavior of the fabricated design. Conversely, fabrication-aware design must take manufacturing constraints into account. Variation from nominal designs due to manufacturing uncertainty should be characterized and represented to evaluate process plans. These challenging research topics must be addressed to synthesize parts, assemblies, and systems so that design tools can take full advantage of the rapid advancement in emergent manufacturing technologies.
The aim of this special issue is to bring together a research community to discuss these critical computational design issues and push forward new methodologies in manufacturing planning for functional parts and assemblies. These efforts will accelerate the development of computational methods for manufacturing planning in AM and HM that relate to the shape, material distribution/properties, and simulated physical performance of fabricated parts. Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
Geometric and physical reasoning for AM/HM process planning
Design for AM/HM with single, multiple, or composite materials
Physics simulation of AM/HM processes
Simulating function and performance for parts fabricated with AM/HM
Representing anisotropy and heterogeneity in manufactured micro and bulk structure
Spatial planning and manufacturability analysis for AM/HM
Modeling uncertainty in AM/HM processes
All papers will be rigorously refereed by peer reviewers of the Journal. For information about preparation of their manuscripts, authors should consult the \”Instructions for Authors at https://www.elsevier.com/journals/computer-aided-design/0010-4485/guide-for-authors.
Submissions should be sent through https://www.evise.com/evise/faces/pages/homepage/homepage.jspx?_adf.ctrl-state=ewgi77grl_4. Authors should select the acronym \” VSI:Proc. Planning for AM/HM\” as the article type, from the \”Choose Article Type\” pull-down menu during the submission process.
June 1 – August 1, 2019
Dr. Saigopal Nelaturi , Palo Alto Research Center, Inc
Dr Tsz-Ho , Kwok Concordia University