Additive Manufacturing and High Speed Machining -cost Comparison of short Lead Time Manufacturing Methods

Sebastian Hällgren, Lars Pejryd, Jens Ekengren
2016 Procedia CIRP  
Additive Manufacturing (AM) using Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) allows part with abstract shapes, that otherwise would need costly tooling, to be manufactured with short lead time. In this study AM build time simulations are used to predict series part cost for eight parts that are possible to cut from rod blanks using High Speed Machining (HSM). Results indicate that when the part shape can be cut from rod blanks, AM is more expensive than HSM even for series of one. If post processing machining is
more » ... ssing machining is added to the printed AM blank part, the cost difference increases further. Finally, the model is used to predict part-cost in series production if print speed increases, if machine cost is reduced or if part mass is reduced as a result of redesign for AM.
doi:10.1016/j.procir.2016.05.049 fatcat:2gdhsi44tjbcvao7wa67jdgpra