3D Printing : International Benchmarking for Arcada
Helmi, Jasmin (2016)
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This thesis introduces the majority of the 3D printing technologies as well as the indus-tries that it has influenced and helps to develop now and in the future. The technologies are further broken down and analysed by SWOT analysis, a method that shows the pros and the cons that they each have. A number of printers that were selected at random are further introduced under their technology category. The printers are ranked based on their properties as well as cost, and further compared with the best printers from each category. The printers are then further investigated and “placed” in the Arcada laboratory, to see how it would influence/benefit/contribute to the school community. This whole analysis is done, to find a suitable printer for educational as well as opening up/improving business co-operational opportunities for Arcada. Therefore the aim is to eliminate the options to a few, where from the most suitable printer can be selected.