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Evaluating and Enhancing Three-Dimensional Printing Service Providers for Rapid Prototyping Using the DEMATEL Based Network Process and VIKOR

Table 3

Candidate aspects and criterion for 3DP based RP service providers.

AspectCriterionDescription

Generic management capabilityCPMCommunication capabilities of project managers
MHLMold history list maintenance
PLGProduct logistic management
MPDMass production delivery

Technology capabilityRPERelated product experiences
RDSR&D resource availability
CADMComputer aided design and manufacturing
PNTThe plan for new technology introductions

Quality management capabilityTQSTotal quality management system
FCIFAI/Cpk implement control
PMEPrecision manufacturing equipment
PMTPrecision measurement tool

Flexibility with responsivenessQITQuotation on time
FAEField application engineering capability
MDCCapabilities to realize design changes by customers
FUSProvision of free, urgency, and shortage samples

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