Industrialization of hybrid and additive manufacturing of metals: Challenges in implementation

Veli Kujanpää, Jorma Vihinen, Tuomas Riipinen, Pasi Puukko

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    Both additive and hybrid manufacturing open many new possibilities and perspectives to manufacturing but until now the systems have been stand-alone technologies without real industrial implementation on workshop floor. The research is concentrated mainly in design and process optimization, and separate part printing. Therefore, automatic and flexible industrial production has not been possible with current technologies. Most of the process steps include manual work and development work is needed especially in pre- and post-processing of the AM machines. Some trials have been made e.g. on powder handling and part removal from system, but real solutions are not seen in markets yet. Also post-processes, i.e. stress relief and other post-heat treatments, as well as machining steps, grinding, polishing etc. need solutions. In addition quality inspection should be included in the total system. In the presentation the systems in the market are analyzed giving the possibilities for different and the current barriers hindering the controlled automatic production are presented to give perspective to the future work.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings the 2nd Annual SMACC Research Seminar
    EditorsJussi Aaltonen, Kari Koskinen, Riikka Virkkunen, Risto Kuivanen
    Place of PublicationTampere
    PublisherTampere University of Technology
    ISBN (Print)978-952-15-4040-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    Event2nd Annual SMACC Research Seminar 2017 - Tampere, Finland
    Duration: 7 Nov 20177 Nov 2017
    Conference number: 2


    Seminar2nd Annual SMACC Research Seminar 2017
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