Journal of Applied Science and Engineering

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N. Kongprasert1 and Dinh Son Nguyen2This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Srinakharinwirot University, 63 Rangsit-Nakhon Nayok Rd., Nakhon Nayok 26120, Thailand

2The University of Danang-University of Science and Technology, 54 Nguyen Luong Bang, Danang, Vietnam



Received: August 29, 2023
Accepted: February 4, 2024
Publication Date: March 13, 2024

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Additive Manufacturing (AM), commonly referred to as 3D printing, revolutionizes the production of complex geometries by layering materials incrementally. Advances in AM technologies eliminate the need for extensive process planning and the use of traditional manufacturing tooling. AM opens up new horizons for product designers, allowing them to freely design complicated geometries without the constraints of manufacturability. As the design space for the shape of the product is expanded more freely, a systematic approach and design methodology are needed to assist the designer in selecting or designing the optimal shape of the product suitable for additive manufacturing technology. Thus, this paper introduces an innovative design approach using topology optimization. This approach assists the product designers in creating optimal product structures that minimize material usage while ensuring the desired mechanical properties.

Keywords: Additive manufacturing, Design for Additive Manufacturing, Topology Optimization, Innovative Design, Generative Design.

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