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Digitalisation of the AM-production flow for efficiency

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Coordinator Swerea KIMAB AB - Swerea KIMAB AB, Kista
Funding from Vinnova SEK 3 550 000
Project duration February 2017 - February 2018
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The purpose of the project was to increase the efficiency of the AM-process and in the long run to be able to regard the individual steps in the AM-process as a single process. The efficiency of the AM-process was increased within the project through several activities. These include the development of simulation software, both for powderbed as well as for direct energy deposition methods. Other project activities such as visualisation of process data have a more long term effect on the efficiency.

Expected effects and result

Much of the results from the project may be used directly to increase the efficiency of the AM process. This includes for example simulation and process planning tools or methods for process visualisation. Other project results will affect the efficiency more in long run. Here, mapping of the possibilities with machine learning / artificial intelligence or systems for increased traceability is worth mentioning.

Planned approach and implementation

The project a goal that could be interpreted in many ways. This resulted in many approaches at the same time, which was also reflected in the different background of the project participants. College students were involved in many ways to the benefit of the project. As to machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) there is currently not enough data available to train an AI. Instead the project studied how these techniques could be used in the future when sufficient data is available.

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2017-01636

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