9 December 2022

Scaling up Serial Additive Manufacturing production with AM-VISION, AM-SORT, and Buffer Units

In summary, the AM-VISION, AM-SORT, and Buffer Unit provide a comprehensive solution for scaling up serial additive manufacturing production workflow. By automating the identification and sorting of 3D printed parts, these systems help to increase efficiency, reduce errors, and improve the overall production process.

Render Vision-Sort-Buffer UnitsScaling up Serial Additive Manufacturing production with AM-VISION, AM-SORT, and Buffer Units

As manufacturing continues to evolve, so too must production processes. One area that has seen significant growth in recent years is Additive Manufacturing, also known as 3D printing. This technology allows for the creation of complex parts and components with a high degree of precision and customization.

However, as with any manufacturing process, scaling up production can present challenges. In particular, the post-processing of 3D printed parts can be time-consuming and labor-intensive. This is where the AM-VISION system comes in.

The AM-VISION system uses automated identification to quickly and accurately identify 3D printed parts after they have been de-powdered and cleaned. This not only increases the efficiency of the production process, but also ensures that parts are properly sorted and organized for further processing or storage.

The AM-SORT system then takes over, using advanced sorting technology to quickly and accurately categorize parts according to predetermined criteria. This allows for easy Track & Trace and organization of parts, streamlining the production workflow and reducing the potential for errors.

Finally, the Buffer Unit ensures that parts are stored safely and securely, ready for use in the next stage of production. This not only helps to keep the batch of parts together, but also allows for efficient inventory management and the seamless integration of additive manufacturing into the larger production process.