The manufacture of additive manufacturing parts is becoming very interesting for a lot of companies, especially in aerospace. These parts were once made, via additive manufacturing, and then must be continued to be processed by such process steps as subtractive machining and finishing processes.
In this presentation, we will discuss some of the options of integrating these processes. This directly leads to the integration of the processes into one hybrid manufacturing system. Focusing on how to integrate considering topics such as data exchange, intelligent control systems, hardware, materials management and traceability in an AS9001 environment.
- Start planning on linking a stand-alone additive cell to a production line
- Better understand the process flow of the product from powder to finished part
- Apply flexible manufacturing systems to the additive manufacturing part
- Determine integrated process needs to increase OEE and mimimize cost
- Move as close to single part flow as possible
Why Is It Important?
In today’s advancing manufacturing environment many companies are industrializing AM. This is only part of the equation. One you have printed the part then now what do you do with it? This presentation will go into the options and reasons of post-processing the AM part to a finished part.