• 13:30-13:55
  • Lectures hall 1

Impact of tolerances on manufacturability and cost when producing via Metal Additive Manufacturing

  • Rob van Loon
  • KMWE Precision BV

An increase of lasers in modern AM machines, as well as progress on process parameters results in more components being suited for production with AM. These are often parts currently produced with subtractive manufacturing.

Besides adjustments to part design, it is always beneficial to rethink the tolerances set on part or assembly as best practices used in subtractive manufacturing like milling can have an adverse effect on part manufacturability and cost if produced via AM.

In this lecture we would like to show what is with the AM process, what can be achieved with post-processing and what should be avoided to create cost effective functional components.