New modular AM 'smart factory' from Concept Laser decouples pre-production and production
Benedict for 3Ders.org: Â German metal 3D printing specialist Concept Laser has unveiled its new â€śsmart factoryâ€ť approach to additive manufacturing. The idea behind the Industry 4.0 â€śsmart factoryâ€ť is to decouple process stages, allowing tasks to be carried out in parallel and physically separate from one another.
TheÂ AM Factory of Tomorrow, Concept Laserâ€™s modular additive manufacturing factory-building kit, has been designed to allow manufacturers to seamlessly incorporate additive manufacturing technologies into existing production lines or to develop new and efficient AM production spaces. The Lichtenfels-based company has now revealed new aspects of its advanced manufacturing concept, detailing how a move from theÂ sequentialÂ to theÂ parallelÂ could maximize production speed, cost-efficiency, and scalability. Â Cont'd...
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