Deformation taxonomy of additively manufactured lattice structures

Air, A. and Wodehouse, A. (2022) Deformation taxonomy of additively manufactured lattice structures. Proceedings of the Design Society, 2. pp. 1361-1370. ISSN 2732-527X (

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Additive manufacturing offers opportunities for designed mechanical deformation within parts by integrating lattice structures into their designs. This work re-analyses and translates data on lattice structure deformation behaviours into a novel taxonomy, enabling their actions to be understood and controlled. Parallels between these actions and the four basic types of mechanical motion are identified. Creating a taxonomy method using these motions enables the future development of a DfAM framework that assimilates controlled anisotropy via lattices and aids the design of compliant mechanisms.