What is it about?

The suitability of additive manufacturing (AM) (aka 3D Printing) processes can be analyzed using fuzzy sets and multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) to create a general framework. This paper examines applies this phenomenon upon the automotive industry.

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Why is it important?

The paper emphasizes how additive manufacturing can improve the automotive industry's production efficiency, cost-effectiveness and sustainability through its unique advantages and provides a framework for assessing AM alternatives.


We tried to highlight the potential of additive manufacturing for the automotive industry by proposing a novel MCDM methodology. We acknowledge that the paper has limitations. Overall, the paper offers valuable insights into the importance of careful decision-making when selecting the best additive manufacturing process for a specific application.

Adnan Veysel Ertemel
Istanbul Technical University

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This page is a summary of: Additive manufacturing process selection for automotive industry using Pythagorean fuzzy CRITIC EDAS, PLoS ONE, March 2023, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0282676.
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