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FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS OF DATA ANALYTIC TOOLS AND SOFTWARE FOR METAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Author(s)

Shaw C. Feng, Paul Witherell, Moges Tesfaye

Abstract

Additive manufacturing's (AM) transition to an accepted production technology has led to increasing demands on data requirements. Many of these advances have been made possible by an increase in in-situ sensing and ex-situ measurement devices. These new devices are rapidly increasing the volume, variety, and value of AM data. The number of software tools used to measure, model, simulate, and manage AM material, part, and process is increasing to take advantage of emerging customer needs and market opportunities. However, the capabilities and accessibility of these tools, which are being used by both practitioners and researchers, vary greatly. In situ tools for AM users should 1) process the different types of measured data, 2) understand defect formation, geometric variation, surface roughness, and 3) run fast enough for the layer-by-layer, scanning process. To better understand both the current capabilities and future needs, this paper provides an AM product-lifecycle landscape of software tools. The landscape includes tools for product design, design analysis, process planning, process monitoring, process modeling, process simulation, and production management. A preliminary set of functional requirements are identified, requirements that if support will further data analytics capabilities in AM. Furthermore, this paper identifies opportunities to develop new data-analytics tools that can improve product quality and reduce production time.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the ASME 2020 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
Conference Dates
November 15-18, 2020
Conference Location
Portland, OR, US

Keywords

additive manufacturing software, data analytics, functional requirements, product lifecycle engineering

Citation

Feng, S. , Witherell, P. and Tesfaye, M. (2020), FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS OF DATA ANALYTIC TOOLS AND SOFTWARE FOR METAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, Proceedings of the ASME 2020 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Portland, OR, US, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=930382 (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created November 27, 2020, Updated July 9, 2023