Manufacturing Today - September/October 2016 - 75

Castrol OPTIS

Midwest

the benefits of metallic additive manufacturing are beginning
to be understood,
and as its processes
spread into new industries, a new era of
modern machining is
emerging.
application, from preparing the machine to managing the powder.

Need to Standardize

Additive manufacturing
is radically transforming
how manufacturers make
products.

programming explaining how best to
design and engineer a part additively.
With that said, there are efforts from
all involved to push the boundaries.
Powder manufacturers are looking at
ways to improve powder quality, CAD/

CAM producers are developing new
models specifically for additive manufacturing, and production managers and machinists are learning more
about how they will handle additive
manufacturing within their specific

In moving towards additive manufacturing, there is a need for greater
industry standardization. Currently,
machine tool manufacturers have
total control, they determine the
particle size for the powder, the laser deposition, the power of the laser
and the process the machine uses.
This means that individual machines have their own set of operational standards.
In an effort to combat this, there
are already many organizations
working on standards for additive
manufacturing in an effort to bring
consistency to the process, in the
form of standardized particle size,
energy for deposition of the laser and
the way the machine tools operate.
This will be critical to the uptake of
additive manufacturing and there are
activities supporting this around the
world. For example, the EU project
Support Action for Standardization
in Additive manufacturing (SASAM),
which is driving the growth of additive manufacturing to become a feasible and efficient process "by integrating and coordinating Standardization
activities for Europe by creating and
supporting a standardization organization in the field of AM."
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