5th North American International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Sustainable Performance Indicators in Process Planning for Combined Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing Technologies in a Remanufacturing Context

Fouzia Baki, Mohammed Baki & Ahmed Azab
Publisher: IEOM Society International
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Combined additive and subtractive (i.e. CNC machining) technologies is demonstrated as a solution to inherent problems of additive manufacturing, such as poor surface quality, limited dimensional accuracy, and lengthy production time when compared to CNC machining. Researchers already identified that combining additive and subtractive manufacturing would be promising for remanufacturing application (Le, V.T, H. Paris, and G. Mandil, 2017). Remanufacturing sector has substantial promises towards sustainable future. In this study, our goal is to identify and categorize a list of applicable sustainable performance indicators (PI) to use during process planning to combine additive and subtractive manufacturing. Finally, the efficacy of the proposed approach is demonstrated through a case study. This study will assist product designers and (re)manufacturers to choose alternatives to model their combined manufacturing processes towards sustainability.


Additive Manufacturing, Subtractive Manufacturing, Sustainable Performance Indicators, Remanufacturing


Le, V.T, H. Paris, and G. Mandil, Process planning for combined additive and subtractice manufacturing technologies in a remanufacturing context, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 44, pp. 243-254, 2017.

Published in: 5th North American International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Detroit, USA

Publisher: IEOM Society International
Date of Conference: August 9-11, 2020

ISBN: 978-0-9855497-8-7
ISSN/E-ISSN: 2169-8767