Toward Metamodels for Composable and Reusable Additive Manufacturing Process Models

Paul Witherell, Shaw Feng, Timothy William Simpson, David B. Saint John, Pan Michaleris, Zi-kui Liu, Long-qing Chen, Richard Martukanitz

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In this paper, we advocate for a more harmonized approach to model development for additive manufacturing (AM) processes, through classification and metamodeling that will support AM process model composability, reusability, and integration. We review several types of AM process models and use the direct metal powder bed fusion AM process to provide illustrative examples of the proposed classification and metamodel approach. We describe how a coordinated approach can be used to extend modeling capabilities by promoting model composability. As part of future work, a framework is envisioned to realize a more coherent strategy for model development and deployment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number061025-1
JournalJournal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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