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Dr Moultrie presented design for AM research in DESIGN Conference in Croatia, May 2016

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Dr James Moultrie presented the paper titled 'A Structured Look at New Design Possibilities for Additive Manufacturing Machines' in DESIGN Conference held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, May 16 - 19, 2016.

Paper abstract:

Rapid prototyping machines are extremely popular, but in terms of robustness, speed and precision are inherently limited. At a cursory glance, they appear to be designed following the principles of their predecessors. This paper takes a morphological approach to analyze the design of these machines, by breaking them into individual elements to compare their performance and consider the potential for new designs. A novel ‘periodic table’ of potential designs is proposed. This analysis confirms that a lot of design space isn't being used, indicating a degree of ‘fixation’ in current products.