AM Micro-factory Transformation
refers to a small dimension factory able to produce small dimension products.
The term was proposed by the Mechanical Engineer Laboratory (MEL) of Japan in 1990. The micro-factory main advantages are to save great amount of resources like space, energy, materials and time.
Due to their reduced dimensions, micro-factories should be highly automated. They might contain automatic machine tools, 3 D-printers, assembly systems, quality inspection systems, material feed systems, waste elimination systems, a system to evaluate tool deterioration and a system to replace tools.
A micro-factory can also refer to a factory designed to produce flexible small batch production that can produce a wide variety of products as opposed to a single monolithic mass production type approach.
Typically the manufacturing processes of micro-factories take advantage of digital fabrication technology such as 3D printing and CNC machines in order to accomplish this.
This #Tutorial will provide you with the insight into the following Module:
Module: AM Transformation
>Roadmap for achieving a circular and sustainable Industry Structure
The AM Transformation
Innovate with AM
AM Organization & Team Set-up
The AM Product Selection
The AM Design
Process & Material Optimization
Fast Production Implementation
Optimization of Production
Building the Micro-Plant 4.0
As this #Tutorial is designed to facilitate dynamic learning for team co-creation, it enables participants see the opportunities of this i4.0 solution in their specific work environment . Therefore, this provides a unique opportunity to come away from this #Tutorial with all the information you need.