Additive manufacturing: state-of-the-art and application framework

Vinicius Picanco Rodrigues, Eduardo de Senzi Zancul, Cauê Gonçalves Mançanares, Caio Mezzeti Giordano, Mario Sergio Salerno

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Abstract

Additive manufacturing encompasses a class of production processes with increasing applications indifferent areas and supply chains. Due to its flexibility for production in small batches and the versatilityof materials and geometries, this technology is recognized as being capable of revolutionizing theproduction processes as well as changing production strategies that are currently employed. However,there are different technologies under the generic label of additive manufacturing, materials and applicationareas with different requirements. Given the growing importance of additive manufacturingas a production process, and also considering the need to have a better insight into the potential applicationsfor driving research and development efforts, this article presents a proposal of organizationfor additive manufacturing applications in seven areas. Additionally, the article provides a panoramaof the current development stage of this technology, with a review of its major technological variants.The results presented aim to serve as a basis to support driving initiatives in additive manufacturingin companies, development agencies and research institutions.
Original languagePortuguese
JournalG E P R O S: Gestao da Producao, Operacoes e Sistemas (Online)
Volume12
Issue number3
Number of pages34
ISSN1984-2430
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Production technology
  • Manufacturing innovation

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Rodrigues, V. P., de Senzi Zancul, E., Gonçalves Mançanares, C., Mezzeti Giordano, C., & Sergio Salerno, M. (2017). Additive manufacturing: state-of-the-art and application framework. G E P R O S: Gestao da Producao, Operacoes e Sistemas (Online), 12(3). https://doi.org/10.15675/gepros.v12i3.1657