AM has been increasingly used in prototyping and model construction, but also in individual and serial production. This radically changes the business processes involved in development, logistics and production. The reliable and sustainable quality assurance of individual parts and the final product is increasingly influenced by AM as well. Over the next few years, the use of metrological solutions (e.g. computed tomography (CT)) will speed up the pace, installed inline or near to the production line. The gained measurement data must be processed promptly and automatically, in order to meet the industry 4.0 scenarios requirements of many companies. Based on the results of this research, the presentation displays the potential of measurement technology (primarily CT) to promote AM in companies. In addition, it provides guidelines for the design of the digital (data) twin which enable a closed loop evaluation of the measurement results. As part of a research project, the maturity model “Additive Manufacturing Maturity Model” (A3M) was developed at the Merseburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany.
- Describe the potential of 3D-Printing to improve the Quality Assurance Processes
- Use the A3M-Model for defining an individual roadmap of using 3D-Printing
- Define a customized good practice guide for the internal transformation