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Title: Paste deposition modelling : deconstructing the additive manufacturing process : development of novel multi-material tools and techniques for craft practitioners
Author: Schunemann, Esteban
ISNI:       0000 0004 5994 1171
Awarding Body: Brunel University London
Current Institution: Brunel University
Date of Award: 2015
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A novel paste deposition process was developed to widen the range of possible materials and applications. This experimental process developed an increasingly complex series of additive manufacturing machines, resulting in new combinations of novel materials and deposition paths without sacrificing many of the design freedoms inherit in the craft process. The investigation made use of open-source software together with an approach to programming user originated infill geometries to form structural parts, differing from the somewhat automated processing by 'closed' commercial RP systems. A series of experimental trials were conducted to test a range of candidate materials and machines which might be suitable for the PDM process. The combination of process and materials were trailed and validated using a series of themed case studies including medical, food industry and jewellery. Some of the object created great interest and even, in the case of the jewellery items, won awards. Further evidence of the commercial validity was evidenced through a collaborative partnership resulting in the development of a commercial version of the experimental system called Newton3D. A number of exciting potential future directions having been opened up by this project including silicone fabrics, bio material deposition and inclusive software development for user originated infills and structures.
Supervisor: Silve, S. Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Rapid prototyping ; Manual tool-path design ; 3D printing ; Low cost AM in precious metals ; Additive manufacturing in silicone rubber