Additive Manufacturing Make or Buy?

Today’s supplier market and cost structure for metal AM part

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Today’s supplier market and cost structure for metal AM part

Additive Manufacturing became a game changer in many industries. Especially for SMEs, however, high part cost are still the main restriction for further wide-spread adoption of this production technology.

The surprisingly large spread in market prices persists even when larger lot sizes resembling a  continuous serial production are requested. Comparing different materials, aluminum offers the largest margins on the supplier market while stainless steel yields much lower returns.

Insights gained:

  • Cost of metal Additive Manufacturing

  • Key decision factors to make or buy

  • Today’s market pricing


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Published: 17/01/2019 | Ampower GmbH & Co. KG

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