A proposed digital thread for additive manufacturing

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Abstract

Additive manufacturing (AM) has been explored by the automotive, aerospace and medical industries for many years but has yet to achieve wide-spread acceptance. This is partially due to the lack of standard frameworks for the exchange of data related to design, modeling, build plan, monitoring, control, and verification. Here, a unified paradigm, built on Extensible Markup language (XML) -based file formats and influenced by the ASTM F291 standard, is proposed, to record and transmit data at every stage of the AM process. This digital thread contains all essential parameters, from design to testing of metal-based AM parts while remaining accessible, traceable and extensible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages19-43
Number of pages25
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event24th International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium - An Additive Manufacturing Conference, SFF 2013 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: Aug 12 2013Aug 14 2013

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Other24th International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium - An Additive Manufacturing Conference, SFF 2013
CountryUnited States
CityAustin, TX
Period8/12/138/14/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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    Nassar, A. R., & Reutzel, E. W. (2013). A proposed digital thread for additive manufacturing. 19-43. Paper presented at 24th International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium - An Additive Manufacturing Conference, SFF 2013, Austin, TX, United States.