Application of additive manufacturing for mass customisation: understanding the interaction of critical barriers

Manish Shukla, Ivan Todorov, Dharm Kapletia
2018 Production planning & control (Print)  
Dharm (2018) 'Application of additive manufacturing for mass customisation : understanding the interaction of critical barriers.', Production planning and control. The full-text may be used and/or reproduced, and given to third parties in any format or medium, without prior permission or charge, for personal research or study, educational, or not-for-prot purposes provided that: • a full bibliographic reference is made to the original source • a link is made to the metadata record in DRO • the
more » ... ull-text is not changed in any way The full-text must not be sold in any format or medium without the formal permission of the copyright holders. Please consult the full DRO policy for further details. Abstract Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology presents a very optimistic case for its application for mass customization. Even though theoretically suitable, practically several critical barriers inhibit its implementation. Thus, this paper attempts to identify those barriers and also understand the dynamic interaction among them. The barriers were identified by a detailed literature review and validated by expert opinions. Interpretative Structural Modelling (ISM) was applied to determine the mutual influences among the barriers. It was also able to ascertain the level of the barriers and categorise them based on their driving power and dependence. The results are highly useful for industry practitioners to determine the interventions required to overcome the most dominant barriers.
doi:10.1080/09537287.2018.1474395 fatcat:jbrdmpxghjh7rmoqfadxmgscyu