Guidelines for Process Selection

  • Ian Gibson
  • David Rosen
  • Brent Stucker


AM processes, like all materials processing, are constrained by material properties, speed, cost, and accuracy. The performance capabilities of materials and machines lag behind conventional manufacturing technology (e.g., injection molding machinery), although the lag is decreasing. Speed and cost, in terms of time to market, are where AM technology contributes, particularly for complex or customized geometries.


Utility Theory Selective Laser Melting Ratio Scale Certainty Equivalent Geometric Complexity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian Gibson
    • 1
  • David Rosen
    • 2
  • Brent Stucker
    • 3
  1. 1.School of EngineeringDeakin UniversityVictoriaAustralia
  2. 2.George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Industrial Engineering, J B SpeedUniversity of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA

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