Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a modern manufacturing approach and it is considered one of the key enabling technologies of Industry 4.0 paradigm. The attractive feature of this technology concerns, mainly, the possibility to build geometrically complex parts in a single step avoiding all the stages of a traditional manufacturing process and, therefore, reducing the production lead time. Originally, this technology was intended for the rapid prototyping. Nowadays the integration of AM in the Traditional Practical Context (TPC) continues to expand and it is emerging as a valid alternative for the production of low size batches that consist of customized products. This work points out the open issues about the spread of AM technologies, especially, in the production of metal parts. Simulation is a strategic method to evaluate the changes caused by the inclusion of this disruptive technology in a conventional shop floor. The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) is used as decision making approach to prioritize the simulation techniques.

Simulation Techniques Prioritization For The Additive Manufacturing Integration In Traditional Production Contexts

Caterino, Mario
2019-01-01

Abstract

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a modern manufacturing approach and it is considered one of the key enabling technologies of Industry 4.0 paradigm. The attractive feature of this technology concerns, mainly, the possibility to build geometrically complex parts in a single step avoiding all the stages of a traditional manufacturing process and, therefore, reducing the production lead time. Originally, this technology was intended for the rapid prototyping. Nowadays the integration of AM in the Traditional Practical Context (TPC) continues to expand and it is emerging as a valid alternative for the production of low size batches that consist of customized products. This work points out the open issues about the spread of AM technologies, especially, in the production of metal parts. Simulation is a strategic method to evaluate the changes caused by the inclusion of this disruptive technology in a conventional shop floor. The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) is used as decision making approach to prioritize the simulation techniques.
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