Digitalized Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (DiLAM)
Research Project , 2017 – 2020

DiLAM will strengthen the competitiveness of the Swedish manufacturing industry through improved production flexibility and quicker time-to-market. With focus on customer needs, this will be accomplished by aligning the digital and physical supply chains in additive manufacturing (AM) for industrial production and product development of innovative large scale plastic components.

AM holds the possibility to solve many of the main challenges with manufacturing and product development of customized large plastic parts, such as long lead times, long time-to-market and the need for large expensive tools in production, However, the entire supply chain has to be taken into consideration to ensure quality through repeatability and traceability. By employing a fully digitalized supply chain, DiLAM will demonstrate how AM and digitalization can increase flexibility while reducing the threshold and associated risks of introducing large scale AM for the participating end users. The entire industrial product development cycle will be demonstrated through a series of case studies selected by the participating companies, all having a strong pull for digitalized and integrated AM to reduce lead time for customized and unique products. The long term impact of the project will be increased adoption of digitalization in AM by the Swedish manufacturing industry with increased flexibility and competitiveness as a result.

Participants

Lars Almefelt (contact)

Universitetslektor vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

Collaborations

ABB

Mölndal, Sweden

BLB Industries

Värnamo, Sweden

Swerea IVF AB

Mölndal, Sweden

Funding

VINNOVA

Funding Chalmers participation during 2017–2020 with 1,350,000.00 SEK

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Information and Communication Technology

Areas of Advance

Production

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Latest update

2018-04-18