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Steinar Killi




Steinar Killi is an Associate Professor at Institute of Design. He holds a MSc from NTNU and work as a researcher and teacher at AHO. His PhD in Design is form AHO. His field of research is Direct Digital Manufacturing, also known as Additive Manufacturing or Rapid Manufacturing. Steinar leads the projects Additive Manufacturing and Additive Designing at The Institute for Design at AHO.


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Publications (17)



Fea and 3D Printing, the Perfect Match?

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and 3D printing have developed in parallel over the last three decades, much thanks to improved Computer Aided Design Systems (CAD). This article draws on two case studies to discuss challenges and opportunities when combining these two technologies. Some of the major challenges with 3D printing are anisotropy and lack of trustworthy mechanical values... Read »



Design Issues and Orientations in Additive Manufacturing

Journal articles, conferences, TV programs and books are now flooding the academic and popular market about Additive Manufacturing, commonly labelled 3D printing. In the context of Product Design, as distinct from engineering, this article focuses on design issues when considering using Additive Manufacturing technology in new product development or improving existing products... Read »



Custom design, more than custom to fit!

Over the last years customizing products has been the talk of several trades, whether it is sneakers from Adidas and Nike or hearing aids from Siemens, not only those involved with rapid manufacturing but also those  part of  traditional consumer production... Read »


Conference paper

Rapid manufacturing; A path to new markets

Rapid manufacturing is a legitimate child of the Rapid prototyping technology developed during the late 80’s and 90’s. Especially the layer-by-layer method can show an escalating quality performance since the early “3D printers”. Early, the idea to use this technology to produce spare parts on demand was introduced... Read »