Cost modelling and sensitivity analysis of wire and arc additive manufacturing

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Abstract

With the proliferation and diversification of metal additive manufacturing (AM) processes in recent years, effective decision tools for process selection are of increasing importance. This paper presents a novel time activity based cost model for Wire-Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM), an emergent metal AM technology. The full process chain is modelled and a tool-path based deposition cost employed. The results show that WAAM has significant potential as a cost-effective manufacturing approach compared to other AM and conventional CNC machining methods. Sensitivity analysis identifies indirect costs as a key cost driver generally, with parts per build plate, and shielding cost having significance for smaller and larger parts respectively.

Conference

Conference27th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing
Abbreviated titleFAIM2017
CountryItaly
CityModena
Period27/06/1730/06/17
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3D printers
Sensitivity analysis
Wire
Costs
Metals
Shielding
Machining

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Cunningham, C., Wikshåland, S., Xu, F., Kemakolam, N., Shokrani Chaharsooghi, A., Dhokia, V., & Newman, S. (2017). Cost modelling and sensitivity analysis of wire and arc additive manufacturing. 650-657. Paper presented at 27th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing, Modena, Italy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.promfg.2017.07.163

Cost modelling and sensitivity analysis of wire and arc additive manufacturing. / Cunningham, Chloe; Wikshåland, Sondre; Xu, Fangda; Kemakolam, Nneji; Shokrani Chaharsooghi, Alborz; Dhokia, Vimal; Newman, Stephen.

2017. 650-657 Paper presented at 27th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing, Modena, Italy.

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Cunningham, C, Wikshåland, S, Xu, F, Kemakolam, N, Shokrani Chaharsooghi, A, Dhokia, V & Newman, S 2017, 'Cost modelling and sensitivity analysis of wire and arc additive manufacturing' Paper presented at 27th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing, Modena, Italy, 27/06/17 - 30/06/17, pp. 650-657. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.promfg.2017.07.163
Cunningham C, Wikshåland S, Xu F, Kemakolam N, Shokrani Chaharsooghi A, Dhokia V et al. Cost modelling and sensitivity analysis of wire and arc additive manufacturing. 2017. Paper presented at 27th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing, Modena, Italy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.promfg.2017.07.163
Cunningham, Chloe ; Wikshåland, Sondre ; Xu, Fangda ; Kemakolam, Nneji ; Shokrani Chaharsooghi, Alborz ; Dhokia, Vimal ; Newman, Stephen. / Cost modelling and sensitivity analysis of wire and arc additive manufacturing. Paper presented at 27th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing, Modena, Italy.
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