Additive Manufacturing – the production technology of the future
Our industrialized Additive Manufacturing solution helps you reap the advantages of technology from prototyping to serial production.
While introducing a new production technology is always a challenge for manufacturers, industrializing Additive Manufacturing (AM) is an even larger challenge due to:
● New materials with new properties
● New design opportunities and challenges
● New manufacturing process requirements
● New business opportunities
During the introduction of AM, companies are often forced to make extensive adjustments without having the required expertise. This can lead to missing the opportunity to leverage the full advantage.
HOW DO WE SUPPORT?
The question that each of you probably has in mind:
How do I successfully integrate Additive Manufacturing into my business?
Our SEVEN steps approach can answer that question!
Design and material definition
Business case calculation
Manufacturing process design
Factory planning and implementation
Based on your product and manufacturing strategy, the approach guides you from part identification to planning and implementation of a turnkey AM factory.
In cooperation with our team, you will become a champion in the Additive Manufacturing business. In addition, you will get quick access to our network of experts. These experts form our Additive Manufacturing ecosystem, including product design, advanced materials, automation, digital technologies and supply chain management.
EVALUATION OF AN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CONCEPT BASED ON DIGITAL TWIN FOR BMW GROUP
While targeting for higher efficiency, testing of new concepts in real plant operations is risky. The BMW Group wanted to sound the capabilities of a digital twin with respect to Additive Manufacturing processes and technology. Together we developed a Digital Twin based on a 3D material flow simulation model created with the Siemens software "Plant Simulation".
INDUSTRIALIZING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IN THE AERO SPACE INDUSTRY
Additive manufacturing, known as 3D printing, can help to improve designs, produce complex parts on demand and manufacture discontinued parts. STRATA wanted to leverage these potentials but was challenged by the aerospace specific certification process. By using our proven Customer Value Co-Creation approach we helped our client to reduce manufacturing and certification times siginificantly.