Business and Adoption of Additive Manufacturing
This article reviews business cases for additive manufacturing (AM) and offers suggestions on monetizing the flexibility created by AM through a deep understanding of the most applicable cost drivers. It also reviews the common adoption drivers for AM and provides suggestions on how to take advantage of them. The AM maturity model breaks down potential additively manufactured products into five levels: preproduction, production influence, substitution, functional designs, and multifunctional. The business value of these levels is further described and evaluated with respect to the triple constraint of project management. The article then focuses on success factors for implementing AM.
Kirk Rogers, John Barnes, Business and Adoption of Additive Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing Design and Applications, Vol 24A, ASM Handbook, Edited By Mohsen Seifi, David L. Bourell, William Frazier, Howard Kuhn, ASM International, 2023, p 1–12, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v24A.a0006969
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