Towards cost modelling for laser drilling process

Shoaib Sarfraz, Essam Shehab, Konstantinos Salonitis, Wojciech Suder, Muhammad Sajid

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Laser drilling is a widely used non-traditional machining process, in power generation and high-value manufacturing industries, to produce components such as nozzle guide vanes, combustion chambers, fuel injection nozzles and turbine blades. The operating cost of the drilling process is one of the critical factors for companies to consider to survive in the competitive global market. This research is intended to develop the cost model for laser drilling process due to its extensive application in the aerospace sector. Cost estimation facilitates the aerospace sector economically through the identification of critical parameters which act as key cost drivers and their relationship with cost. The proposed model will benefit the designers and cost engineers to have a brief overlook of cost distribution before manufacturing the component.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransdisciplinary Engineering Methods for Social Innovation of Industry 4.0
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 25th ISPE Inc. International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering
EditorsNel Wognum, Josip Stjepandic, Marcello Pellicciari, Cees Bil, Margherita Peruzzini
PublisherIOS Press BV
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781614994398
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event25th ISPE International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering 2018 - Modena, Italy
Duration: Jul 3 2018Jul 6 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Transdisciplinary Engineering


Conference25th ISPE International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering 2018


  • Cost driver
  • Cost modelling
  • Laser drilling
  • Process capability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Software
  • Algebra and Number Theory
  • Strategy and Management

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