Lifecycle design and management of additive manufacturing technologies
Paper in proceedings, 2018

Additive manufacturing (AM) is being proposed as a revolutionary manufacturing technology, promising significant advantages both from a design and production perspective. One challenge is the disruptive nature of AM and its impact on all life cycle phases. This paper reports from a demonstrator project highlighting digitalization and process implications. A demonstrator tool was developed able to collectively capture and visualize different life cycle implications of AM products. Market expectations, technology characteristics and life cycle constraints were met in the demonstrator tool. Each individual part collected its own traceable data set, from design over manufacturing up to postproduction services. Key aspects demonstrated were 1) the need to represent any manufacturing and life cycle constraint already in design, 2) the need to integrate unique identifiers that build a digital twin and 3) the need to automate links between life cycle engineering steps.

Lifecycle

Product Development

Manufacturing system

Author

Jakob Müller

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

Massimo Panarotto

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

Johan Malmqvist

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

Ola Isaksson

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

Procedia Manufacturing

2351-9789 (eISSN)

Subject Categories

Mechanical Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Manufacturing, Surface and Joining Technology

Areas of Advance

Production

DOI

10.1016/j.promfg.2018.01.019

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5/30/2018