Life cycle costing for additive manufacturing and parts count reduction

Abdul, Farhan (2013). Life cycle costing for additive manufacturing and parts count reduction Honours Thesis, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

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Author Abdul, Farhan
Thesis Title Life cycle costing for additive manufacturing and parts count reduction
School, Centre or Institute School of Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2013
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor Sara Eastwood
Total pages 44
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Subjects 0913 Mechanical Engineering
Formatted abstract
In the last decades, mass production of modern industry has been shifted to third world countries mainly Asia. To cope with this, most developed countries tries to take the opportunity towards the fabrication of low volume products with high added value by developing more advanced manufacturing technologies. Additive Manufacturing (AM) is one
of the new methods developed which could enhance manufacturing technologies. However, it is believed that costs of additive manufactured products are always seem higher compared to products which are traditionally manufactured. This is as there are not much information about major cost drivers. Because of this, it is essential to have a lifecycle costing analysis to understand and find what is the major contributor of cost to additive manufacturing is and this can give an insight of comparison between traditional manufacturing technologies and Additive Manufacturing (AM) and help for future research on how to reduce the cost for AM. This paper will present the progress work and methodology with sample parts investigated for their cost drivers.
Keyword Additive Manufacturing

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