Resource Consumption in Additive Manufacturing with a PSS Approach

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
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Author(s): Nanond Nopparat, Babak Kianian, Anthony Thompson, Tobias Larsson
Title: Resource Consumption in Additive Manufacturing with a PSS Approach
Conference name: 4th CIRP International Conference on Industrial Product-Service Systems
Year: 2012
Pagination: 357-362
ISBN: 978-3-642-32847-3
Publisher: Springer
City: Tokyo
URI/DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-32847-3
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Engineering - Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering - Dept. of Mechanical Engineering School of Engineering - Dept. of Strategic Sustainable Development, School of Engineering - Dept. of Strategic Sustainable Development (Sektionen för ingenjörsvetenskap - avd. för maskinteknik)
School of Engineering S- 371 79 Karlskrona
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http://www.bth.se/ing/
Authors e-mail: tobias.larsson@bth.se, anthony.thompson@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: Since the 1980’s, additive manufacturing (AM) has gradually advanced from rapid prototyping applications towards fabricating end consumer products. Many small companies may prefer accessing AM technologies through service providers offering production services as result-oriented Industrial Product-Service System (IPSS) rather than investing in their own production line. This study investigated potential benefits of IPSS using system dynamics modeling to study resource demands between two situations: one where an IPSS approach is used and one that is the traditional ownership of production equipment. This study concluded that AM service providers with demand-varying customers could increase service performance and maximize use of production equipment.
Subject: Mechanical Engineering\General
Mechanical Engineering\Structural Dynamics
Keywords: Additive Manufacturing, Industrial Product-Service Systems, Resource Consumption
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