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Development of an Additive Layer Manufacturing business model: creating an environment to support designers from concept to distribution

Ariadi, Yudhi and Hasan, Saad and Smith, Paul and Rennie, Allan (2008) Development of an Additive Layer Manufacturing business model: creating an environment to support designers from concept to distribution. In: Proceedings of 32nd Japan Rapid Prototyping Symposium. UNSPECIFIED, pp. 79-84.

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Abstract

The effective end use of ALM products depends on establishing a dynamic business model. The model should encompass end-to-end service from design to selection of technology and a viable means for the supply and demand paradigm to function. This paper presents research into the concept for a Design for ALM technology platform, in which the process for realising a design from concept to manufacturing and distribution using ALM technologies is managed and supported through appropriate environments. A technology selector is included as part of the process/material selection environment to select appropriate ALM technologies. Further, the paper presents, as part of the platform, a trade environment based on e-business principles where the supply and demand of ALM products is matched over a virtual trading system. The concept of the platform provides an opportunity for the entire ALM business community to function in a competitive and mutually beneficial environment. The paper essentially outlines a blueprint where all the components of the supply chain can effectively appropriate value.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: Additive Layer Manufacturing ; Selection Tool ; Design Templates
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
ID Code: 52970
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 13 Mar 2012 15:34
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 00:53
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/52970

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