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Improving worker health and safety in wire arc additive manufacturing: A graph-based approach

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication27th CIRP Life Cycle Engineering Conference (LCE2020)
Subtitle of host publicationAdvancing Life Cycle Engineering: from technological eco-efficiency to technology that supports a world that meets the development goals and the absolute sustainability
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventCIRP Life Cycle Engineering Conference -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Publication series

NameProcedia CIRP
ISSN (Print)2212-8271


ConferenceCIRP Life Cycle Engineering Conference
Period1/01/00 → …


Research on human health and safety impacts of wire arc additive manufacturing is often overshadowed by the need for weld quality and mechanical strength improvements. To address this gap, a review of research literature is conducted focusing on the influence of welding process parameters, welding fumes, and fume exposure on worker health. The review uses a causal graph to classify research literature into two domains: manufacturing technology and public health. The graph serves as a precursor to development of a Bayesian network model, whose expected benefits, steps for implementation, and likely challenges that would be encountered during implementation are discussed.


  • Additive manufacturing, Welding Safety, Bayesian network

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