The objectives of Computer Aided Technologies for Additive Manufacturing (CAxMan) are to establish Cloud based Toolboxes, Workflows and a One Stop-Shop for CAx-technologies supporting the design, simulation and process planning for Additive Manufacturing.
The Additive Manufacturing (AM) market is expected reach 16.2 billion USD by 2018. As a result, there will be increasing demand for a software ecosystem that enables Computer Aided Technologies (CAx) support of AM processes and machines. However, to move from prototypes and demonstration 3D-models to real industrial use one needs to document and certify the quality of the outcomes of AM processes, such as product strength, surface quality, material behaviour and shape constraints.
About the project
The project will establish novel workflows and services for discrete manufacturing (combinations of additive and subtractive) by addressing analysis-/simulation-based design, analysis/simulation of process planning, showcasing the CAx technologies as Cloud based services and Workflows in the Cloud for two use cases from design to production of physical prototypes.
Video presentation Dr. Georg Muntingh gave on the CAxMan project at Manufuture conference in October 2017 in Tallinn
The CAxMan coordinator heads the cross SINTEF coordination action on Additive Manufacturing14 December 2017 A new industrial 3D-printing extruder
A new industrial 3D-printing extruder for polymers prints large parts with high resolutions at high rates - three orders of magnitude - with a turntable that automatically alternates among multiple redesigned nozzles of various diameters. http://www.asme.org/engineering-topics/articles/manufacturing-design/new-3d-printer-extruder-takes-manufacturing-next13 December 2017 Jotne represented the CAxMan project, amongst others, at the bi-annual Lotar Meeting on 5-6th December (held in Darmstadt)
At that meeting the Computer Aided Engineering Implementers Forum (CAE-IF) successfully completed its benchmark of ISO 10303-209 (STEP AP 209) Finite Element Method (FEM) input data. This means that the testing and results from CAxMan’s analysis for Additive Manufacturing are being successfully embedded in international standards. These enable engineering collaboration and this supports advanced and flexible design and manufacturing in line with initiatives such as Industry 4.0.
The ISO 10303 AP242 workshop is planned for Hamburg on October 19. In CAXMAN we are using AP209, which is a superset of AP242, meaning that that we are compatible with this standard.11 October 2017 SIM-AM 2017
In the context of AM, the Conference will focus on simulation for different AM technologies (fused deposition, laser based methods, …), multi-physics and multi-scale simulation, material modeling, shape and topology optimization, CAD to part chain, validation and verification, innovative application, and related research areas.11 June 2017 Jotne presentation at NAFEMS in Stockholm
Jotne will present at NAFEMS World Congress 2017
Dr. Tor Dokken
0314 Oslo Norwegen
P.O.Box 124 Blindern
CAxMan has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 680448