Materials Science and Technology (MS&T)

Salt Lake City, UT, USA

October 23-27, 2016

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Title: Application of Digital Thread to Additive Manufacturing Systems

Author: Deborah Mies

Symposium: Additive Manufacturing of Metals: Microstructure, Material Properties, and Product Performance

Session: Characterization Methods, October 24, 4.20-4.40pm

Abstract: R&D investmens in Additive Manufacturing (AM) is yielding huge amounts of data on materials, process parameters, testing, and part qualification. In parallel, companies are responding to competitive pressures by 'digitizing' their supply chain, manufacturing processes, part and in-service data. Data captured throughout the product lifecycle is analysed to reduce tooling costs and lead times, improve efficiency and drive innovation. The phrase ‘Digital Thread’ describes this process. AM, a digitally-driven technology, represents an ideal application for Digital Thread concepts. Data, captured dynamically, is available to integrated discovery, data mining, and physics-based simulation tools, enabling timely response to in-process variability that affects part quality and predict in-service performance. This paper reports on an informatics system tested against the challenges of the Digital Thread to drive production of high-fidelity AM parts while reducing the costs of physical testing, repair and in-service liability.

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