Economic model and analysis of cost effectiveness of rapid manufacturing

Guhaprasanna Manogharan, O. Harrysson, R. Wysk

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Abstract

In recent years, there has been a paradigm shift in the application of Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes as a low volume production system. Improved capabilities of several metal-based processes have made AM, a viable method to produce complex biomedical and aerospace parts. Often, such high performance parts are made of expensive alloys and the solid freeform aspect of AM significantly reduces tooling, material cost and time. However, it is critical to study the economics of individual AM processes to better understand its relative cost effectiveness. In this study, three unique approaches: EBM (additive), CNC-RP (subtractive) and a hybrid process are studied. Part 'geometry-based' analysis in terms of part volume-convex hull volume ratio, aspect ratio, etc. is performed to correlate it with cost-performance of the processes. Results from this study will aid in the optimization of AM process selection and 'feature-selection' for individual processes in an integrated system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2011, MS and T'11
Pages1405-1412
Number of pages8
Volume2
StatePublished - 2011
EventMaterials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2011, MS and T'11 - Columbus, OH, United States
Duration: Oct 16 2011Oct 20 2011

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OtherMaterials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2011, MS and T'11
CountryUnited States
CityColumbus, OH
Period10/16/1110/20/11

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3D printers
Cost effectiveness
Economics
Feature extraction
Costs
Aspect ratio
Metals
Geometry

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)

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Manogharan, G., Harrysson, O., & Wysk, R. (2011). Economic model and analysis of cost effectiveness of rapid manufacturing. In Materials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2011, MS and T'11 (Vol. 2, pp. 1405-1412)
Manogharan, Guhaprasanna ; Harrysson, O. ; Wysk, R. / Economic model and analysis of cost effectiveness of rapid manufacturing. Materials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2011, MS and T'11. Vol. 2 2011. pp. 1405-1412
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Manogharan, G, Harrysson, O & Wysk, R 2011, Economic model and analysis of cost effectiveness of rapid manufacturing. in Materials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2011, MS and T'11. vol. 2, pp. 1405-1412, Materials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2011, MS and T'11, Columbus, OH, United States, 10/16/11.

Economic model and analysis of cost effectiveness of rapid manufacturing. / Manogharan, Guhaprasanna; Harrysson, O.; Wysk, R.

Materials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2011, MS and T'11. Vol. 2 2011. p. 1405-1412.

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