Digital Manufacturing: using an Additive Manufacturing platform

Associated workshop at the “8th IFAC Conference on Manufacturing, Modelling, Management and Control”

Workshop Chair:
Ahmad Barari, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada,

The computers became more powerful and their quantitative / qualitative effects on the manufacturing systems increased to the level that a transition to the Digital Manufacturing (DM) seems to be inevitable in picturing the manufacturing of the future. The objective of DM is a comprehensively integrated design and manufacturing environment which is entirely managed by computers. A major challenge to achieve DM is to digitize the manufacturing process fully compatible with the digitized design systems. This workshop is dedicated to discuss how the required compatibility between digitized design and digitized manufacturing is achievable in an Additive Manufacturing (AM) platform. There are many previsions in design, Process planning, and post-processing of the AM systems that need to be considered to make them suitable candidates for Digital Manufacturing systems. These previsions and requirements are the contents of the workshop.

Workshop Agenda : Thursday, 30th June, 14:00 -18:00

14:00-14:15 : Introduction session
General introduction on the Workshop – Prof. Ahmad Barari

14:15-15:25 : Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM)
The discussion includes the design domain in the digital environment, design constrains in AM, and the design opportunities for AM.
Review of software solutions available for DFAM
A case study for redesigning a structural components for AM production.

15:25-15:45 : Exchanges with the audience

15:45-16:00 : Break

16:00-17:30 : AM processes planning and post-processing previsions to meet the design requirements
The discussion includes the principles of the various AM processes, digital manufacturing requirements, data management, intelligent process planning, slicing and path planning, process control, and the characteristics of the final product.
Analytical and experimental study on geometric deviation, and surface integrity of the final products.
planning and post-processing solutions to meet the required design specifications.

17:30 – 18:00 Open Discussion - Exchanges with the audience
Interactive exchanges with the audience, discussions, questions, and comments.

Industrial Contributor
The Digital Manufacturing workshop is supported by contributions from Anubis 3D, Anubis Manufacturing Consultants Corporation, Toronto, Canada,

Workshop Date & location:
Thursday, June 30th, 2016, 14:00 p.m. – 18:00 p.m.
Location : Troyes, UTT, A001

Registration and Fees
General registration for MIM 2016 is required and sufficient to participate