As more organizations incorporate additive manufacturing systems to produce production parts, it is becoming clear that successfully moving beyond prototyping requires a more advanced and thoughtful qualification strategy. To achieve the desired outcomes, organizations now need to learn how to build a methodical and scalable system for measuring and characterizing materials, processes and parts. This talk will discuss best practices and standards for developing and executing a successful strategy for both metals and polymers — from benchmarking properties, to creating appropriate operating/storage instructions, to testing and then ultimately digitally tracking the lifecycle of materials throughout your production workflow. Attendees will walk away with a framework that they can apply to their own production facilities and help those who are just starting down this path to avoid some of the pitfalls that companies often make. Additionally, several case studies will be shared describing this process for the medical, aerospace and industrial sectors.
- Walk through the entire additive manufacturing workflow and identify the key steps/variables that should be documented to ensure a robust qualification process
- Understand what standards you will be able to leverage to help you develop an industry-specific qualified workflow and data reporting structure
- Cite specific industry case studies and best practices to ensure traceability and production-level qualification for AM parts