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Additive Manufacturing - Automation in Customized Production

Arndt, Alexander and Anderl, Reiner
Schützer, Klaus (ed.) (2016):
Additive Manufacturing - Automation in Customized Production.
Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, In: 21o Seminário Internacional de Alta Tecnologia, Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 06.10.2016, [Conference or Workshop Item]

Abstract

Significant time and cost advantages can be derived from the use of additive manufacturing processes. These advantages result from the fact that within additive manufacturing processes neither costly tools nor time-consuming preparations are needed for the manufacturing of prototypes and components. The characteristic of the process chain enables additional time and cost advantages for each of its use cases. The expression of the process chain is particularly suitable for the manufacturing of small lots to batch size 1. The additive manufacturing process chain starts with the creation and use of 3D CAD data. Further essential steps within the process chain include pre-processing, manufacturing, post-processing, and component use. Particularly the progress towards the digitalization of the manufacturing process chain requires a comprehensive concept and implementation of the process chain 3D CAD for Additive Manufacturing. The process steps modelling, nesting, and slicing as well as the universal usage of a uniform data format require extensive research activities to enable the utilization of the aforementioned advantages. To achieve optimal and high-quality results through additive manufacturing, the process- and technology-specific orientation and positioning of components within the virtual space, the so-called nesting, is essential. Today, the process chain is expressed strongly manually. The goal is to automate the process chain. This results in an enormous competitive advantage for a company. In this paper, the process chain for additive manufacturing is discussed, especially addressing the digital process steps. It provides an overview on the basics, restrictions, and examples of impacts on components. Further approaches for different goals for the automation of the process chain are identified. This presentation is an insight into the process chain for additive manufacturing and shows challenges and opportunities for businesses, which lead to a profitable customized manufacturing.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2016
Editors: Schützer, Klaus
Creators: Arndt, Alexander and Anderl, Reiner
Title: Additive Manufacturing - Automation in Customized Production
Language: English
Abstract:

Significant time and cost advantages can be derived from the use of additive manufacturing processes. These advantages result from the fact that within additive manufacturing processes neither costly tools nor time-consuming preparations are needed for the manufacturing of prototypes and components. The characteristic of the process chain enables additional time and cost advantages for each of its use cases. The expression of the process chain is particularly suitable for the manufacturing of small lots to batch size 1. The additive manufacturing process chain starts with the creation and use of 3D CAD data. Further essential steps within the process chain include pre-processing, manufacturing, post-processing, and component use. Particularly the progress towards the digitalization of the manufacturing process chain requires a comprehensive concept and implementation of the process chain 3D CAD for Additive Manufacturing. The process steps modelling, nesting, and slicing as well as the universal usage of a uniform data format require extensive research activities to enable the utilization of the aforementioned advantages. To achieve optimal and high-quality results through additive manufacturing, the process- and technology-specific orientation and positioning of components within the virtual space, the so-called nesting, is essential. Today, the process chain is expressed strongly manually. The goal is to automate the process chain. This results in an enormous competitive advantage for a company. In this paper, the process chain for additive manufacturing is discussed, especially addressing the digital process steps. It provides an overview on the basics, restrictions, and examples of impacts on components. Further approaches for different goals for the automation of the process chain are identified. This presentation is an insight into the process chain for additive manufacturing and shows challenges and opportunities for businesses, which lead to a profitable customized manufacturing.

Place of Publication: Piracicaba, Sao Paulo
Uncontrolled Keywords: Additive Fertigung, 3D Druck, Prozesskette, 3D CAD, kundenindividuelle Fertigung, Virtuelle Produktentwicklung
Divisions: 16 Department of Mechanical Engineering > Department of Computer Integrated Design (DiK)
16 Department of Mechanical Engineering
Event Title: 21o Seminário Internacional de Alta Tecnologia
Event Location: Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Event Dates: 06.10.2016
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2016 06:58
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Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing, Process Chain, 3D CAD, Mass Customization, Virtual Product CreationEnglish
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