The industrial machinery industry is responsible for developing more complex and customized equipment than ever before. Because of this, these machines require components with more challenging geometry and tighter tolerances. To embrace a customer-driven parts manufacturing approach, new technologies, such as additive manufacturing, can help you achieve your part production goals.
Connected machines; the digital thread in part production
Manufacturers need to fully merge their digital and physical processes and create a continuous, digitized communication and feedback loop to understand how each change to part design impacts the larger manufacturing process. Additive manufacturing can be used to create complex geometries that would be difficult or impossible to achieve with traditional manufacturing methods. These complex geometries are often stronger and lighter than their traditionally manufactured parts but require advanced solutions to design and support the programming for these additive manufacturing methods.
Mass customization in precision part production
Leading companies are discovering the future of digital parts production lies in adopting new tools to connect the various applications and processes using a comprehensive digital twin. Additive manufacturing supports mass customization of precision part production by making it easier to cut data transfer and duplication tasks, improve flexibility and precision, seek shorter cycle times, enhance collaboration and automate across more processes.
Production process kicked into high gear with digital twin technology
To thrive in today’s highly competitive market, manufacturers must implement solutions that deliver greater operational efficiencies and better shop management. Additive manufacturing is enabling great improvements to product quality and design, and OEMs that are early adopters will differentiate themselves from competitors.
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