New modular AM 'smart factory' from Concept Laser decouples pre-production and production

Benedict for 3Ders.org: ¬ German metal 3D printing specialist Concept Laser has unveiled its new ‚Äúsmart factory‚ÄĚ approach to additive manufacturing. The idea behind the Industry 4.0 ‚Äúsmart factory‚ÄĚ is to decouple process stages, allowing tasks to be carried out in parallel and physically separate from one another.
The¬ AM Factory of Tomorrow, Concept Lasers 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 the¬ sequential¬ to the¬ parallel¬ could maximize production speed, cost-efficiency, and scalability. ¬ Cont'd...
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