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The 5 Cost Drivers of Metal AM: Stop Flying Blind and Build a Lasting Business Case

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  • access_time 4:00 - 4:30 PM CT
  • location_onAM Classroom C
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Many companies are trying to implement metal AM in production, but they don't have all the information they need to make a successful business case. When it comes to production, "cost is king" and customers, surprisingly, don't care about the underlying technology used to make the part. You'll never build a lasting business case unless you have a deep understanding of the cost drivers of metal AM. In this talk, Matt Sand, President of production metal 3D printing company 3DEO, will help the audience understand the five main cost drivers. More than reviewing cost drivers, Matt will help you learn how to apply these cost drivers by reviewing several real-world case studies. The case studies of actual production components will analyze the details of costs of metal AM as compared to traditional manufacturing (CNC machining and metal injection molding) and showcase how 3DEO built a winning business case.

 Learning Objectives:

  • Understand and explain the main cost drivers of metal AM
  • Analyze potential projects for production and evaluate their likelihood of success or failure

Highlight several real-world examples of metal AM succeeding in production scenarios.