Cost Sensitivity Analysis for Laser Powder Bed Fusion

DS 116: Proceedings of the DESIGN2022 17th International Design Conference

Year: 2022
Editor: Mario Štorga, Stanko Škec, Tomislav Martinec, Dorian Marjanović
Author: Marco Mandolini (1), Mikhailo Sartini (1), Claudio Favi (2), Michele Germani (1)
Series: DESIGN
Institution: 1: Universit
Section: Design for Additive Manufacturing
Page(s): 1411-1420
DOI number:
ISSN: 2732-527X (Online)


Laser Powder Bed Fusion is the most widespread additive manufacturing process for metals. In literature, there are several analytical models for estimating the manufacturing cost. However, few papers present sensitivity analyses for evaluating the most relevant product and process parameters on the production cost. This paper presents a cost model elaborated from previous studies used in a sensitivity analysis. The most relevant process parameters observed in the sensitivity analysis are the 3D printer load factor, layer thickness, raw material price and laser speed.

Keywords: design costing, additive manufacturing, design to x (DtX), cost estimation, sensitivity analysis

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