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Industrial Additive Manufacturing: a manufacturing systems perspective

Eyers, Daniel R. ORCID: and Potter, Andrew T. ORCID: 2017. Industrial Additive Manufacturing: a manufacturing systems perspective. Computers in Industry 92-93 , pp. 208-218. 10.1016/j.compind.2017.08.002

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As Additive Manufacturing becomes increasingly prevalent in commercial manufacturing environments, the need to effectively consider optimal strategies for management is increased. At present most research has focused on individual machines, yet there is a wealth of evidence to suggest competitive manufacturing is best managed from a systems perspective. Through 14 case studies developed with four long-established Additive Manufacturing companies this paper explores the conduct of Industrial AM in contemporary manufacturing environments. A multitude of activities, mechanisms, and controls are identified through this detailed investigation of Additive Manufacturing operations. Based on these empirical results a general four component Industrial Additive Manufacturing System is developed, together with the identification of potential strategic opportunities to enhance future manufacturing.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Systems At Cardiff (CAMSAC)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Additive Manufacturing; Direct Digital Manufacturing; Manufacturing systems
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0166-3615
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 20 September 2017
Date of Acceptance: 8 August 2017
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2024 16:39

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