Does the claim such as “additive manufacturing is always profitable” is entirely correct. The answer to this question should be easy to establish, but it isn’t. As we know, production depends on many factors, not directly related to the process but affected the final cost. While determining the projected budget for separate projects, we always use an individual approach. Based on many years of industry observations though, we can recognise particular regularities and precisely determine what and in which case is noticeably cheaper.
Let’s see in which cases the additive manufacturing is competitive to conventional production processes (e.g. plastic injection). The very first analyse shows that marginal costs (variable unit costs without acquisition/depreciation costs) in additive manufacturing remain on a […]