A framework for multi-objective optimisation of 3D part-build orientation with a desired angular resolution in additive manufacturing processes
Golmohammadi, A.H. - Khodaygan, S.
In additive manufacturing processes, the part build orientation (PBO) is one of the most important factors that can affect the characteristics of the quality product such as the amount of support structure and the surface roughness. In most previous methods, the optimal PBO cannot be determined with high precision and accuracy in 3D space. In this paper, to find the precise and accurate optimal PBO with a desired angular accuracy, a new Taguchi-based method, called the Zooming-Taguchi method, is proposed. The proposed simulation-based method can precisely find the optimal PBO in absence of the noise effects. In order to find the optimal PBO with the desired angular resolution, the zooming procedure is iteratively carried out on factor levels through a clustering strategy. Finally, to validate the proposed method, two case studies are considered and the obtained results are compared with conventional methods in the literature and the experimental results. © 2018, © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.