Digitalization of Supply Chain in Swedish Additive Manufacturing (DiSAM)

Reference number
Coordinator RISE IVF AB - Avdelningen för Tillverkning
Funding from Vinnova SEK 7 126 400
Project duration November 2017 - April 2021
Status Ongoing
Venture The strategic innovation programme for Production2030
Call Test bed for increased digitalization for the Swedish industry

Purpose and goal

Strengthen the competitiveness of the Swedish manufacturing industry through improved production flexibility and quicker time-to-market by aligning the digital and physical supply chains in additive manufacturing (AM) for industrial production and product development of metal and polymer based components for direct or re-manufacturing purposes. To demonstrate how AM and digitalization can increase flexibility while reducing the threshold and associated risks of introducing AM for the participating end users and push for digitalization in the manufacturing industry.

Expected results and effects

DiSAM is a long term and sustainable platform for Additive Manufacturing i Sweden and will contribute to increase the awareness and usage of the process. There are many sectors and areas that would benefit by using the process. In addition, aside from that AM contributes to reduce the lead time and open up the possibility to manufacture new and innovative products, the process also contributes to significantly increased digitalization of manufacturing industry. The AM-hub should also grow by additional partners, companies and research partners.

Planned approach and implementation

DiSAM will start by a pre-meeting with all research partners in December to align prior the kick-off meeting in January 2018. The digitalization workpackage will start directly as it will act as the backbone of the project. Thereafter, different needs will be connected to different manufacturing sites and research groups to execute the actual work. Everything should be feed in to the platform to visualize the activities that are ran at different sites for external partners. Also new manufacturing sites will be set up at the industry based on the knowledge that will be created in DiSAM.

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