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3D Metal Printing from an Industrial Perspective: Product Design, Production and Business Models
Örebro University, School of Science and Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8542-9006
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper summarizes the current position of 3D metal printing/additive manufacturing (henceforth called 3D metal printing) from an industrial perspective. The new possibilities to design the part differently simply because the new shape can be produced and which provides benefits with respect to improved material utilization degree, reduced weight, size etc. are addressed in this paper. Different types of generative design concepts such as form synthesis, topology optimization and lattice and surface optimization are exemplified. Low volume production by 3D metal printing is discussed. High volume production by 3D metal printing of manufacturing tools and dies is described.

Tool & die production is an important phase in the development of new components/product models. This phase determines both the lead time (Time-To-Production/-Market) and the size of the investments required to start the production. The lead time for the production of tools and dies for a new car body is currently about 12 months and needs to be reduced 40% by 2020. The lead time for injection molds for small and large series production must be reduced to 10 days and 4 weeks respectively. Lead time and cost-efficient metallic tools can be provided by 3D metal printing. This paper focuses on tools and dies for the manufacture of sheet metal & plastic components for the engineering, automotive and furniture industries. The paper includes Powder Bed Fusion (PBF). Digitalization through virtual tool & die design and optimization of the tool & die production combined with the PBF´s digital essence provides greater flexibility, better efficiency, tremendous speed, improved sustainability and increased global competitiveness.

3D metal printing is expected to result in several changes in the supplier chain and generate new business models. The present paper describes some of the changes 3D metal printing has led to and is expected to result in within the engineering and automotive industry in Europe during the coming years.

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2018.
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Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-70755OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-70755DiVA, id: diva2:1271089
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World Congress on Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Dubai, UAE, April 16-17, 2018
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Available from: 2018-12-16 Created: 2018-12-16 Last updated: 2018-12-20Bibliographically approved

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