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Additive manufacturing or 3D printing has come a long way since its introduction in the 1980s. As the technology matured in the last two decades, mainstream manufacturers are adopting it to overcome the constraints of traditional manufacturing.
Today, additive manufacturing levels the playing field for innovation and more cost-effective product development. With the support of an integrated digital platform, additive manufacturing can be part of a complete, hybrid manufacturing solution that integrates different manufacturing techniques for the best results.
Find out how additive manufacturing helps manufacturers to produce stronger, lighter and better parts where and when they’re needed.
Research by Essentium shows that two-thirds of companies have more than doubled their use of industrial-scale additive manufacturing over the past year. We speak to Jean-Marc Cauzac and Dominique Galmel for their thoughts on how manufacturers can use additive manufacturing to their advantage from an innovation and business perspective.
Jean-Marc has been with Dassault Systèmes for over 30 years. He currently handles the fabrication portfolio and specializes in the additive and subtractive manufacturing domains.
Dominique began his career with Dassault Systèmes developing automotive powertrain manufacturing solutions. His current portfolio covers digital manufacturing, supply chain planning and optimization, manufacturing execution systems and additive manufacturing.
Additive manufacturing generates vast amounts of data with countless iterations, each with a different impact. Data collection can be wholly beneficial if supported by a digital business platform that can extract meaningful patterns from these data sets.
The 3DEXPERIENCE platform covers the entire manufacturing process from end to end. Data is streamlined and stored on the platform, offering manufacturers certification and replication capabilities. Manufacturers can extract past machine parameters to get the same results if an item needs to be reprinted in the future. Additive manufacturing leverages a 3D printer's stored data of characteristics, materials and laser paths.
The platform offers two levels of integration. The first level integrates the complete process and information flow from material research to parts production using optimization and simulation. The second level involves integrating additive manufacturing into the overall product development, including other production techniques such as stamping or molding.
The 3DEXPERIENCE platform enables automation and simulation, ensuring process updates every time something is changed. For example, manufacturers can develop several prototypes for COVID-19 masks.
A user's face is scanned and the manufacturing process is updated.
Parts are printed according to facial morphology.
Dassault Systèmes' simulation solutions help validate the parts.
The parts are printed right the first time, minimizing wastage.
In the last 40 years, Dassault Systèmes has been the preferred and trusted partner to industries that led the way with additive manufacturing. This level of confidence and decades of research and development makes us the right choice for companies embarking on additive manufacturing.
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