Scaling Additive Manufacturing

This project aims to assess the potential and difficulties of scaling additive manufacturing (AM) compared to traditional manufacturing in the automotive industry, specifically for Ford. The goal is to provide the AM team with cost predictions based on variable inputs, to determine the scalability of AM, and to develop an interactive model that can be used to compare AM with traditional manufacturing.

Ford 2023

Student Team:

Brendan Biache – Master of Business Administration
Elizabeth Hoyt – EGL (BSE Chemical/MSE Systems)

Project Sponsors:

Jason Ryska – Chief Engineer, Global Stamping
Jay Haubenstricker – Additive Manufacturing Engineering Supervisor

Faculty Advisors:

Lennart Baardman – Ross School of Business
Judy Jin – College of Engineering