P2-1. Additive Manufacturing (AM) for Automotive Parts – Implementation of Standards
Project leader: Prasad Yarlagadda (Science and Engineering Faculty, QUT)
Industry partner: QLD MTA
- To develop a national quality standards framework for the 3D printing of automotive parts.
- Investigate any existing standards for recycled 3D printed parts in the automotive industry.
- Improve the quality standards of AM automotive parts nationally.
Alignment within M3D Innovation:
- Production and optimisation of digital materials and bespoke parts for the automotive industry.
- This project will overlap with other projects in the centre by investigating various additive manufacturing methods.
- Design and development of prototype of selected automotive parts.
- Using additive manufacturing methods produce automotive parts from automotive recyclable waste materials.
- Perform dimensional analysis of AM automotive parts.
- Perform material characterization and mechanical testing with conventionally manufactured parts.
- Perform root cause analysis for process optimization of AM.
- Create a framework for a National standard for AM parts/panels etc (quality standards of print material composition).
- Identify key automotive parts that can be produced using recyclable automotive waste by additive manufacturing.
- Identification of automotive parts that are more prone to failure, and design and develop strategies to recycle these parts.
- Identify key materials (metals and non-metals) suitable for automotive applications, as well as suitable for recycling as waste materials.
- Comparative study of 3D printed automotive parts from recycled material and traditionally manufactured automotive parts.