The sole introduction of additive manufacturing technology into production is no longer enough. Rather, it requires a comprehensive implementation of additive logic in the entire production chain - from pre-planning and design through to further development and adaptation of systems and materials. The tasks are manifold and complex.
Automation of additive technologies
In addition to the core process of printing, the additive processes in production require the integration of upstream and downstream steps. These often include automated handling of materials and components, cleaning and quality control, for example using image processing systems. Process reliability and process reproducibility are central criteria in the development of new applications.