Digitalisation of Supply Chain in Swedish Additive Manufacturing will demonstrate a physical and digital platform in the additive manufacturing supply chain to reduce lead times between concept and finished product. The project should also lead to the creation of a Swedish demonstration platform for the additive manufacture of metals and polymers.
Additive manufacturing facilitates the manufacture of complex products with greatly reduced weights, the consolidation of subcomponents and increased production flexibility, including through shorter retooling times. Digitisation in combination with additive manufacturing opens up new possibilities for digital inventory, for example spare parts, real-time quality assurance monitoring and increased automation, as well as digitalisation along the full length of the value chain. Project results will be visualised, including in the form of a number of demonstrators during the project period.
Production in DiSAM will primarily take place using the following facilities and techniques:
Through DiSAM, companies will be able to evaluate additive manufacturing as a production method with the potential to reduce lead times, provide quick and easy adaption, create innovative products and maintain traceability throughout the manufacturing chain.
Despite the level of activity in the field of additive manufacturing over recent years, both for the development of prototypes and for production equipment and end products, current applications are relatively limited. In order for the technology to make a major impact, escalation is required in a number of different industries/sectors where it can offer major advantages and have a positive impact on the competitiveness of Swedish industry. In order to establish additive manufacturing as a production method, a testbed is required where companies can evaluate the technology prior to implementing it in their own production processes. DiSAM creates just such a platform, where various experts contribute their facilities and competences in order to jointly meet industry requirements.
AB Halmstads Gummifabrik, AGA Gas, Atlas Rock Drills, Auran Industries, Bharat Forge Kilsta, Brogren Industries, Carpenter Powder Products, Chalmers University of Technology , Cimco Marine, Cliff models, Combitech, Creative tools, Digital Metal, EDR & Medeso, Gestamp Hardtech, GKN Aerospace, Höganäs, Halmstad University, University West, Magicfirm, RISE, Tooltec, Tylö AB, Unimer Plast & Gummi