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Additiv teknik, ett hjälpmedel i produktutvecklingen
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Industrial Engineering & Management.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Additive technology, a tool in product development (English)
Abstract [en]

This bachelor thesis has been carried out in collaboration with Maximatecc AB. In their office in Alfta they work with product development of both hardware andsoftware for various kinds of products including display computers and controllers for different kinds of equipment. In the product development process its common that several different kinds of additive manufactured (3D-printed) prototypes are ordered from an external company.

The main objective with this thesis is to increase the knowledge about different kinds of additive manufacturing technologies that exists and are relevant for the company and how and why prototypes are important for the product development process. It will also with the help of interviews and observations at the company investigate how additive technologies are used today at Maximatecc and what other needs of the technology that exists. By doing so it will be determined if there is a need to buy an3D-printer or continue to order the service from an external company. A practical part of this thesis is to see if a component manufactured with different kinds of additive technologies is suitable to work as a substitute to an injection molded part in a product during the prototype phase.

There could be a need for to buy a 3D-printer that uses FDM (fused depositionmodelling) -technology but it will not replace the need to buy in additive manufactured prototypes from an external company. This is because of the different kinds of desired attributes of the prototypes used during the product development process and the advantages and disadvantages of the different kinds of technologies.

It was also concluded that components manufactured with additive technology could be used as a part in a functional product during the prototype phase. This could be used to send fully working prototypes to customers early in the product development process.

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Keyword [sv]
Additiv-teknik, 3D-skrivare, produktutveckling
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-273731ISRN: UTH-INGUTB-EX-M-2015/34-SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-273731DiVA: diva2:894975
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Bachelor Programme in Mechanical Engineering
Available from: 2016-01-18 Created: 2016-01-18 Last updated: 2016-01-18Bibliographically approved

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