This paper investigates the opportunities and limitations of using Additive Manufacturing (AM) in rotating machinery, focusing on Selective Laser Melting (SLM). A planetary transmission is used as a case study; the components are redesigned to avoid the limitations of the AM technology. The redesigned parts are manufactured by SLM; this study reveals different challenges that are encountered during the redesign of a component that is made using AM technology when it is originally designed for traditional manufacturing processes. The modifications in the design necessary to adapt a part for AM along with the proposed solution to deal with the limitations of the technology are presented on this paper.
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