Classification of end-use industrial applications of additive manufacturing

Sergei Chekurov, Niklas Kretzschmar

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Additive manufacturing (AM) has recently been gaining traction in the manufacturing of industrial end-use components and has found success in a variety of applications, which have varied from the production of superior high value components to the reduction of costs associated with procuring simple products, such as spare parts for consumer electronics. This spectrum of applications is causing confusion for companies who are willing to adapt AM in their operations and slowing down the rate of propagation of AM in industrial settings. This paper attempts to clarify the opportunities of AM in end-use components by proposing a categorization system from the point of view of Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM). The categories are obtained from the existing DfAM literature and are “Components designed for AM”, “Components redesigned for AM”, and “Components not designed for AM”. The article presents the categories in detail, explains when they should be used, and provides examples for each category.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnals of DAAAM and Proceedings of the International DAAAM Symposium
EditorsBranko Katalinic
PublisherDAAAM International
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783902734204
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventInternational DAAAM Symposium on Intelligent Manufacturing and Automation - Zadar, Croatia
Duration: 24 Oct 201827 Oct 2018
Conference number: 29

Publication series

NameAnnals of DAAAM and proceedings
PublisherDAAAM International
ISSN (Print)1726-9679
ISSN (Electronic)2304-1382


ConferenceInternational DAAAM Symposium on Intelligent Manufacturing and Automation
Abbreviated titleDAAAM


  • 3D printing
  • Classification
  • Design for additive manufacturing
  • End-use additive manufacturing
  • Rapid manufacturing


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