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Stepping Through The Additive Manufacturing Workflow For Part Qualification
Estrel Convention Center, Berlin, Germany
Room details: TBA
As more organizations incorporate additive manufacturing systems to produce production parts, it is becoming clear that successfully moving beyond prototyping requires a more advanced and thoughtful digital strategy.
While digital production technologies such as 3D Printing enable a number of manufacturing benefits, the digital thread of information that is created throughout this process is large and often unorganized. Inputs are coming in from each step of the overall process including design creation, materials characterization, machine operation, post processing, and inspection. This data needs to be both captured and analyzed in a strategic way for compliance purposes as well as achieving business outcomes.
This talk will discuss best practices for developing and executing a successful data strategy for production 3D Printing-- from identifying what is critical to record, to setting up user friendly tools to manage the data stream, to complying with standards for security, quality and traceability and then ultimately analyzing the lifecycle of data throughout your production workflow.
Dr. Mike Vasquez is a 3D Printing expert specializing in pushing the boundaries of advanced 3D printing technology. He is the Founder and CEO of 3Degrees, a Chicago-based consulting company focused on helping organizations maximize their investment in the technology. Over the past decade he has worked side-by-side with some of the top machine manufacturers, material producers and end users in the industry, consulting with them to identify novel applications, test new materials, and develop frameworks to maximize R&D efficiency and boost ROI. In the past 18 months, Mike has worked with a dozen companies to help them set up successful and safe facilities. He has also created a software tool called TRACE. It aims to assist companies formalizing their use of 3D Printing to ensure they can meet quality and technical standards outlined by their supply chain and industry requirements. He completed his PhD in Additive Manufacturing at Loughborough University and received both his Bachelors and Masters from MIT in Materials Science and Engineering.