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Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing Technology Implementation Study

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Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing Technology Implementation Study
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Authors:
Victor Cunningham
Christopher A. Schrader
James (Trae) Young

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This study examines additive manufacturing (AM) and describes its potential impact on the Supply Chain Management processes. Included in the analysis is the implementation of 3D printing technology and how it could impact future procurement processes, specifically based on a conducted analysis of the automotive aerospace industry. Industry research and development has identified multiple dimensions of AM technology, including material variety, cost saving advantages, and lead-time minimizations for manufacturing products. This project is designed to provide a recommendation based on an in-depth industry case-study analysis.

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I. INTRODUCTION..1
A. OVERVIEW ..1
B. REPORT ORGANIZATION ..5
II. LITERATURE REVIEW .7
A. ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING HISTORY .7
B. ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OVERVIEW 9
C. ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING PROCESSES AND METHODS ..11
1. Binder Jetting .14
2. Directed Energy Deposition ..15
3. Material Extrusion ..15
4. Material Jetting .17
5. Powder Bed Fusion .18
6. Sheet Lamination .19
7. Vat Photopolymerization .20
D. ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING USES AND BENEFITS .22
E. ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CHALLENGES, ISSUES, AND CONCERNS 24
F. PROCUREMENT PROCESS .26
G. SUMMARY .27
III. METHODOLOGY .29
A. MULTIPLE CASE-STUDY ANALYSIS .29
B. IMPLEMENTATION ..30
C. SUMMARY .30
IV. CASE ANALYSIS 31
A. BIG INDUSTRY: ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IN AVIATION AND AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING .31
1. Automotive Industry ..31
a. General Motors Financial Troubles 31
b. Costs ..33
c. Additive Manufacturing in Tooling Process ..36
d. Application in Production of Parts ..36
2. Aerospace Industry .38
3. Boeing Aviation Corporation 40
4. Additive Manufacturing Developments .41
B. CONCLUSIONS ..45
V. IMPLEMENTATION ..47
A. INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS 47
B. MILITARY APPLICATIONS 49
C. IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS AND CRITERIA 54
D. MILITARY ISSUES WITH AM 55
1. Parts Testing and Certification 55
2. Information Security .61
3. Intellectual Property Infringement ..61
4. Personnel Training and Skill Set Development.63
E. ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING PROCESSES DEPLOYED .64
VI. CONCLUSION .67
A. SUMMARY .67
B. FURTHER RESEARCH .68
LIST OF REFERENCES 71
INITIAL DISTRIBUTION LIST ..79

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