AM Integrated Factory Conference welcomes Sirris as Content Partner
Sirris, the collective centre of the Belgian technology industry, helps companies to introduce technological innovation enabling them to strengthen their competitive position. Every year, the 120 Sirris experts help about 1800 companies to implement technological innovations by researching new technologies, raising industry awareness of promising innovations, and providing advice at all decision-making levels and support from the initial concept to the operational solution. The organization’s tailor-made services can range from a few hours’ consulting to research projects spanning months or years. Founded in 1949 under the name WTCM-CRIF by Agoria, the Belgian Federation for the Technology Industry, the mission of Sirris has remained unchanged: increase the sector’s competitiveness through technology and innovation.
About AM Integrated Factory Conference
The AM Integrated Factory Conference (13:30 hrs – 17:00 hrs) will take place on December 4, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands, at the same location and same date as 3D Printing Post Processing Conference (09:00 hrs – 12:30 hrs).
Integration of Additive Manufacturing into your manufacturing process
There are many manufacturers who would like to be able to offer more individualization of the products they manufacture. With the growth of AM, more and more organisations are starting to look at the possibilities to integrate this technology in their manufacturing processes. One of the core advantages that AM has is that its digital technology. It is completely CAD/CAM based.
Three trends are visible, which overlap each other as well :
- Use of Hybrid manufacturing (systems where additive and subtractive manufacturing are combined in the same machine)
- Implemention of AM systems as part of an end-to-end production workflow ( including: material handling systems, multiple additive manufacturing systems, part handling systems, part cleaning systems, curing/heat treatment systems, support/powder removal and recycling systems, part inspection systems and part finishing systems)
- Implementation of AM systems in the ‘traditional’ production processes (in other words, building a complete production chain with several state-of-the-art production technologies like milling, robots, welding, Additive Manufacturing and more).
This integration requires is a transition at software level as well with CAD/CAM/CAE software feeding into Simulation, MES (manufacturing execution systems) and PLM software tools.
This conference covers the developments going on in further integration of AM in production processes, and how to act upon.
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