Approach for a production control system within metal-based additive manufacturing
In the face of challenges such as limited resources and climate change, aerospace companies strive for efficiency and sustainability in their manufacturing processes. By means of Additive Manufacturing (AM), new dimensions in terms of cost-effective and bionic lightweight structures are achievable. Even though AM results in the direct manufacturing of components, a variety of post-processing steps has to be implemented in the manufacturing line. By selecting a suitable automatic identification and data capture (Auto-ID) system, a production control system is capable of responding in real time to unforeseen events, while reducing waste caused, for exemple, through unnecessary processing steps. Thus, this paper focuses on an approach for a production control system for a manufacturing line including metal-based AM process.