Open source 3D printer: A case study

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

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13 Citations (Scopus)


Everyday, engineers are impressing us with innovative technologies that have brought into reality what was recently considered as science fiction or inconceivable futuristic, making our lives much more comfortable and more enjoyable. Recently, 3D printing helps in a far-reaching analog-to-digital shift that will completely transform the global manufacturing industry. It will change almost everything, the way we design, manufacture, distribute and consume.3D printers print objects from computer models to real 3D physical objects. The printing is done layer by layer using different materials. As different materials used for printing there are various techniques used for 3D printing, as well as the construction of the printer itself. In this study, we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of installing and analyzing the output of an open-source 3D printer.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
PublisherIEOM Society
Number of pages10
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


  • 3D printing
  • DLP
  • Digitization
  • FDM
  • Open source
  • Repetier
  • SLS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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