Evaluating the 3D printing capabilities

Aya Mansour, Haleimah Alabdouli, Hend Alqaydi, Huda Al Khawaja, Waleed Ahmed, Hamad Al Jassmi

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8 Citations (Scopus)


In recent years, with the booming 3D printing industries and applications, the process capability and the specifications for the 3D printers and the associated products have been tightened due to performance and cost competition. Companies are trying to develop the manufacturing capabilities to meet the tighter specifications and quality requirements of the customers, but at the same time struggling to keep the offered prices within accepted levels. This study focuses on exploring and evaluating experimentally the manufacturing process capability of the 3D printers to produce 3D printed parts of different geometries and internal designs to minimize the costs lost. This has been achieved by estimating the actual specifications limit of the studied 3D printers. Moreover, the study starts with exploring the manufacturing process capability and the specifications limit of the available 3D printers in UAEU as well as commercial and industrial 3D printers available in the domestic market. Besides, to come up with guidelines and conclusions to help in understating the specifications of the 3D printers that aimed to be used. Different 3D printers are built to test the process capability of assembled 3D painters to support the objective of the study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
PublisherIEOM Society
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781532359491, 9781532359514, 9781532359521
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event10th Annual International IEOM Conference, IEOM 2020 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Mar 10 2020Mar 12 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
ISSN (Electronic)2169-8767


Conference10th Annual International IEOM Conference, IEOM 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates


  • Dimension tolerance
  • Precision
  • Process capabilities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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