Computer Aided Technologies for Additive Manufacturing

Summary

The objectives of Computer Aided Technologies for Additive Manufacturing (CAxMan) are to establish Cloud based Toolboxes, Workflows and a One Stop-Shop for CAx-technologies supporting the design, simulation and process planning for additive manufacturing.

More specifically the objectives are to establish analysis-based design approaches with the following aims:

  • To reduce material usage by 12% through introducing internal cavities and voids, whilst maintaining component properties;
  • To optimize distribution and grading of material for multi-material additive manufacturing processes; and
  • To facilitate the manufacture of components which are currently impossible or very difficult to produce by subtractive processes (e.g., cutting and abrasive operations);
  • To enhance analysis-based process planning for additive manufacturing including thermal and stress aspects, and their interoperability with the design phase;
  • To enable the compatibility of additive and subtractive processes in production in order to combine the flexibility of shape in additive manufacturing with the surface finish of subtractive processes.

CAxMan delivers:

  • Cloud Portal in form of a market place - of Cloud application and services addressing the design, analysis, production chain for additive manufacturing. Hence, all necessary software components to act a Broker of such services will be developed in CAxMan. ARCTUR will host the marketplace.
  • An ecosystem of Open Source of algorithmic toolkits for additive manufacturing will be established during the life time of the project, in order to enable sustainability of the marketplace after the project duration, SINTEF will trigger the Open Source community.
  • Lessons Learned and practical pattern collections of quantifiable advantages of findings with respect to interoperable model representations for the design production chain for Additive Manufacturing
  • Proposed extension to ISO 10303 (STEP) Part 242 edition 2, and byISO / ASTM52915
More information
Web resources: http://www.caxman.eu/
https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/198363/factsheet/en
Start date: 09-01-2015
End date: 31-08-2018
Total budget - Public funding: 7 143 300,00 Euro - 7 143 300,00 Euro
Call topic: ICT-enabled modelling, simulation, analytics and forecasting technologies (FoF.ICT.2015.08.a_R&I)
Location

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Research & Innovation Action (RIA)

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Supply chain and value network efficiency Flexibility Economic sustainability Circular economy Innovative re-use of equipment Social sustainability Increasing human achievements in manufacturing systems Occupational safety and health
Environmental sustainability Reducing the consumption of energy, while increasing the usa... Reducing the consumption of water and other process resource... Reducing emissions in manufacturing processes Material efficiency Waste minimisation Co-evolution of products-processes-production systems Reduction of waste (in %)
    Comment: Allow for more efficient design and process planning for additive manufacturing thus shortening the time to productions and facilitating distributed additive production.
      Comment: Allow for more efficient design and process planning for additive manufacturing thus shortening the time to productions and facilitating distributed additive production.
      Comment: Allow for more efficient design and process planning for additive manufacturing thus shortening the time to productions and facilitating distributed additive production.

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Manufacturing the products of the future Novel materials Complex structures, geometries and scale
Customised products Resource efficient, sustainable products Domain 2: Adaptive and smart manufacturing systems
      Comment: CAxMan addressees simulation based design for additive manufacturing With Close integration with process planning for AM and subtractive manufacturing and quality Control.
      Comment: CAxMan addresses ICT support Additive Manufacturing and will include support for graded materials in the Product description.
      Comment: CAxMan has two use cases: A nutatig gearbox and cooling systems for injection moulds.
      Comment: CAxMan aim at using less material by offering new shape design methods for efficient design of voids and cavities. CAxMan also address the design of better and leaner support structures (use of less material) based analysis addressing thermal stresses and distortions during the additive process.

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Advanced manufacturing processes Additive manufacturing Shaping technology for difficult to shape materials High productivity and “self assembly” technologies developme... Methods for handling of parts, metrology and inspection Integration of non-conventional technologies and conventiona... Integrated knowledge based systems
Modelling and simulation methods of manufacturing processes ... CAE models interoperability to allow fast and complete compl... MDO (Multidisciplinary Design Optimization) Skills - Knowledge-workers System modelling, simulation and forecasting Modelling and simulation for the (co-)design and management ... Virtual models spanning all levels of the factory life and i...
    Comment: Additive Manufacturing aims at moving Europe to the forefront with respect to design for Additive Manufacturing

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From delocalisation to Globalisation 2.0 (re-shoring) From Product/Services Systems (product centric approach) to ...
From User-centric design to user well-being design Virtualisation and digitalisation of the interrelation betwe...

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Standards
    Comment: ISP 10303 STEP AP242 Edition 2 and ISO/ASTM52915 – 13