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Review Article

The design process of additive manufactured Meso-Scale Lattice Structures: a review

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Francesco Tamburrino

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, 20156, Italy
francesco.tamburrino@polimi.it

Serena Graziosi

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, 20156, Italy
serena.graziosi@polimi.it

Monica Bordegoni

Member of ASME, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, 20156, Italy
monica.bordegoni@polimi.it

1Corresponding author.

ASME doi:10.1115/1.4040131 History: Received January 02, 2018; Revised April 26, 2018

Abstract

This review focuses on the design process of additive manufactured Meso-Scale Lattice Structures (MSLSs). They are arrays of 3D printed trussed unit cells, whose dimension spans from 0.1 to 10.0 mm. This study intends to detail the phases of the MSLSs design process (with a particular focus on MSLSs whose unit cells are made up of a network of struts and nodes), proposing an integrated and holistic view of it, which is currently lacking in the literature. It aims at guiding designers' decisions with respect to the settled functional requirements and the manufacturing constraints. It also aims to provide an overview for software developers and researchers concerning the design approaches and strategies currently available. A further objective of this review is to stimulate researchers in exploring new MSLSs functionalities, consciously considering the impact of each design phase on the whole process and on the manufactured product.

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