Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM) promises a paradigm shift in engineering, with new ways to imagine and realise product design. The flexibility offered by the solution has sparked a rich development cycle, investigating processing conditions, material architectures, but also new fields in design, CAD and simulation. There are many disjointed tools available that offer point solutions to particular problems within the ALM workflow. This in itself generates its own problems of data management, synchronisation and tractability. The purpose of this session is to review a different approach to solve the problem.
During this session delegates will learn:
1. Challenges within the ALM sphere
2. The role of functional design for ALM
3. Simulation requirements for ALM
4. Issues with point solutions over an integrated environment
5. Process optimisation