The paper presents a topology optimization approach that designs an optimal structure, called a self-supporting structure, which is ready to be fabricated via additive manufacturing without the usage of additional support structures. Such supports in general have to be created during the fabricating process so that the primary object can be manufactured… (More)

An additive manufacturing filter for topology optimization of print-ready designs

M. Langelaar

Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization

2016

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Topology optimization considering overhang 12 50 150(100) 50 F2 F1 Print direction Figure 21: A 3D Cantilever example of size 100 × 50 × 50 at a point loading F1

A. T. Gaynor, J. K. Guest

and of size 150 × 50 × 50 at an edge loading F2…

2016

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Topology optimization of 3D self-supporting structures for additive manufacturing

M. Langelaar

Additive Manufacturing 12

2016

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Topology optimization for additive manufacturing: Considering maximum overhang constraint