The AM Systems department develops customized solutions for smart and highly automated additive manufacturing. Concepts from quality-assured “First Time Right” production of complex batch size 1 components are developed here and realized as intelligent machine networking pursuant to Industry 4.0. The department is divided into two specialized groups in which the required technological modules are developed and implemented for industry. The service in this context encompasses development of individual system components, the linking and realization of completely autonomous process chains, and their implementation as the Additive Mobile Factory. Added to this is the mapping of process flows in a digital twin and simulation-aided optimization of production lines through a self-developed tool.
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The project aims to develop a hybrid process chain with different Directed Energy Deposition technologies and following machining steps. The results are used directly to establish a decentralized manufacturing solution – The Additive Mobile Factory.