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|Title: ||Cost estimation for rapid manufacturing — simultaneous production of mixed components using laser sintering|
|Authors: ||Ruffo, M.|
Hague, Richard J.M.
|Keywords: ||Rapid prototyping|
|Issue Date: ||2007|
|Publisher: ||Professional Engineering Publishing / © IMECHE|
|Citation: ||RUFFO, M. and HAGUE, R.J.M., 2007. Cost estimation for rapid manufacturing — simultaneous production of mixed components using laser sintering. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 221(11), pp. 1585-1591.|
|Abstract: ||Rapid manufacturing (RM) is a production method able to build components by adding material layer by layer, and it thus allows the elimination of tooling from the production chain. For this reason, RM enables a cost-efficient production of low-volume components favouring the customization strategy. Previous work has been developed on costing methodologies applicable to RM, but it was limited to the scenario of the production of copies of the same part. In reality, RM enables the production of different components simultaneously, and thus a smart mix of components in the same machine can achieve an enhanced cost reduction. This paper details this concept by proposing mathematical models for the assignment of the full production cost into each single product and by validating through a case study. This paper extends previous work on RM costing by adding the scenario of simultaneous production of different parts.|
|Description: ||This is an article from the journal, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture [© IMechE ]. It is also available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/09544054JEM894|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering)|
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