Research Papers

Toward Metamodels for Composable and Reusable Additive Manufacturing Process Models

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Paul Witherell

Engineering Laboratory,
National Institute of Standards and Technology,
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
e-mail: paul.witherell@nist.gov

Shaw Feng

Engineering Laboratory,
National Institute of Standards and Technology,
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
e-mail: shaw.feng@nist.gov

Timothy W. Simpson

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering,
The Pennsylvania State University,
University Park, PA 16802
e-mail: tws8@psu.edu

David B. Saint John

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering,
The Pennsylvania State University,
University Park, PA 16802
e-mail: dbs198@psu.edu

Pan Michaleris

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering,
The Pennsylvania State University,
University Park, PA 16802
e-mail: pxm32@psu.edu

Zi-Kui Liu

Department of Materials Science and Engineering,
The Pennsylvania State University,
University Park, PA 16802
e-mail:  liu@matse.psu.edu

Long-Qing Chen

Department of Materials Science and Engineering,
The Pennsylvania State University,
University Park, PA 16802
e-mail: lqc3@psu.edu

Rich Martukanitz

Applied Research Laboratory,
State College,
PA 16802
e-mail: rxm44@arl.psu.edu

Class names are capital and in bold face; property names are italic.

1Corresponding author.

Contributed by the Manufacturing Engineering Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF MANUFACTURING SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING. Manuscript received May 9, 2014; final manuscript received September 2, 2014; published online October 24, 2014. Assoc. Editor: Joseph Beaman.

This material is declared a work of the US Government and is not subject to copyright protection in the United States. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 136(6), 061025 (Oct 24, 2014) (9 pages) Paper No: MANU-14-1275; doi: 10.1115/1.4028533 History: Received May 09, 2014; Revised September 02, 2014

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.

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Fig. 2

Proposed structure of AM model classification

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Fig. 1

Classification of AM process models

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Fig. 3

Ontology for powder bed fusion models



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