DiDAM develops and demonstrates prioritized features of a digital infrastructure and platform necessary for industrialization of Additive Manufacturing (AM).
DiDAM brings together leading industrial case representatives, digital environment providers, a research institute and a university that represent actors in a complex value chain and provide a representative “eco system” to demonstrate digital aspects of industrialization of AM. The plan is to demonstrate state of the art solutions enabling Traceability (Digital Thread) or material, product and processes, connecting in-process and through life data to digital models (Digital Twins). Digital modelling and simulation activities that enable optimal design of product and process definition.
The roadmap generated in IDAG (Vinnova 2019-02502) following state or practice and state of art analysis are demonstrated in use cases in industries and comparing with an international state of the art analysis covering e.g. i) material traceability, ii) material properties, iii) post-processing, iv) buildmanagement & scheduling, and also v) compliance to standards such as AS9100/NADCAP and ISOTC10303-239 (PLCS).
Today, the limitations of current PLM, ERP and MES solutions force the AM-industry to manually maintain records in e.g. spreadsheets; which is prone with errors as well as is a labor intensive and inefficient use of skilled labor. Also, current ways of working lack standardization and are fragmented from the core system, which means that analysis of big data to optimize product quality and productivity is almost impossible. DIDAM will demonstrate how to enable efficient processing of AM big data that removes major showstoppers for AM adoption and scalability.