Additive manufacturing has a role to play in the design of prototypes and small series in a number of industrial sectors. Today, major stakeholders in the aeronautics, railway, and automotive industries are considering the transition to mass production series. But how can the obstacles created by additive manufacturing (manufacturing speed, cost based on size, quality) be overcome?
More and more companies go for metal manufacturing and among them SIEMENS. + 20 million euros invested by the society to create a production centre dedicated to additive metal manufacturing with a particular aim to develop new components. SAFRAN uses this technology to seek out productivity gains and performances. SCULPTEO will unveil for the first time a new process connected to artificial intelligence. And finally, ACTEMIUM – VINCI Group will offer you a solution for recycling metallic powders.
The strong transformation of the additive manufacturing environment raises many questions which relate to the business model, the environment, industrial property, skills, and, especially, the Supply Chain. The
aim of this round table is to analyse the impacts on the entire Supply Chain: from supply to final distribution. We will identify the key points in Supply Chain organisation to ensure the successful implementation of this innovative new technology.
Additive manufacturing technologies make it possible to manufacture parts with complex shapes that optimise the functionality of manufactured components. However, tolerances, the surface conditions generated, and the support of parts require backup operations, sometimes on surfaces that cannot be accessed by tools (internal channels and walls, lattice structures, etc.). These rework operations also condition the manufactured part’s performance in service (fatigue, wear, etc.). Each part, depending its specificities (shape, material, use, etc.), requires the surface finishing process to be adapted. The session will have the following objectives: - Review surface finishing processes - Identify their areas of use (shape, materials, tolerances) - Illustrate their effectiveness with the presentation of demonstrators