Design for Metal Powder Bed Fusion: The Geometry for Additive Part Selection (GAPS) Worksheet
Jennifer Bracken, Penn State University
This presentation will discuss a worksheet tool for designing for metal powder bed fusion (PBF) processes. Using the tool, designers can easily gauge how suitable a design will be for PBF from a geometric standpoint. They can also compare suitability of existing designs to select suitable candidate parts to print with PBF.
- Understanding how to use the GAPS worksheet tool
- Understanding the impact of design geometry on PBF printing success
- Ability to quickly distribute key PBF knowledge to teams