Additive manufacture cost comparison to traditional methods for example part

When the AMRC Design & Prototyping Group (DPG) needed to quickly and accurately manufacture a number of diablo rollers, approximately 300mm in diameter, it rejected the idea of using additive manufacturing (AM) because it would not be cost effective, compared to traditional machining methods.

However, a detailed investigation and careful re-design has shown using AM methods could achieve an overall net benefit.