Using Data to Drive Additive Efficiency, Quality and Transparency – Presented by Andre Wegner, Authentise

Using Data to Drive Additive Efficiency, Quality and Transparency – Presented by Andre Wegner, Authentise, at the AM Integrated Factory Conference, December 4, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands.

Not only is additive manufacturing not nearly as encumbered by legacy processes as other manufacturing technologies, it’s also a digital process through and through – yet we are not taking advantage of these opportunities to reduce cost and increase repeatability. There are still low hanging fruit, in addition to more complex initiatives we can take to turbocharge additive with data – from simple steps such as updating order status based on activity to more complex deployments of machine learning to aid quotes, nesting, and quality assessment. Authentise will demonstrate how it uses data from a variety of additive machines– including EOS, SLM, HP, Rennishaw, Carbon– to go beyond dashboards and improve operations whether you’re in production, prototyping or R&D.

About Andre Wegner
Andre Wegner is the CEO of Authentise and the Chair of Digital Manufacturing at Singularity University. He speaks frequently around the globe on digital manufacturing technology evolution, as well as the latest trends in additive manufacturing, including intellectual property, automation and quality management issues. He has been quoted in, among others, BBC, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg. Andre holds degrees from St. Andrews University, ESSEC, and Singularity University.

About Authentise
Authentise delivers data-drive process automation software for the additive industry. It’s two products include Additive Accelerator, a workflow management engine for additive, connected to additive machine data, and 3Diax, a platform for manufacturing related software modules. Authentise works with some of the most exciting additive companies worldwide to reduce cost, improve traceability and deliver quality. It was founded in 2012 at Singularity University, California.

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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