Design and Modelling Approaches

Carlos M. S. Vicente, Celeste Jacinto, Helena Carvalho, Inês Ribeiro, Luís Reis, Marco Leite, Paulo Peças, Relógio Ribeiro, Sílvia Esteves

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This chapter aims to present new design and modelling methods for hybrid additive manufacturing (AM) technologies with thermoplastic composites, regarding material processability, functional requirements and manufacturing specificities of additive, subtractive and hybrid operation modes. Multifunctional and graded features are presented since the potential of the design and modelling approaches is enhanced in the development of these innovative features. Moreover, a sustainability assessment in AM-related processes covering the product and process life cycle (LC) performance, economic, environmental and social assessments, as well as the main AM challenges and opportunities, will be in-depth discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Structured Materials
EditorsA. Torres Marques, S. Esteves, J. Pereira, L. Oliveira
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages35
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-44522-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-44521-8
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameAdvanced Structured Materials
ISSN (Print)1869-8433
ISSN (Electronic)1869-8441


  • AM design
  • Graded features
  • Hybrid AM
  • Life cycle
  • Multifunctional
  • Sustainability assessment


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