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This educational presentation will help an organization as they begin mass-producing Parts in their AM production facility; after the design phase has been completed. It includes best practices for Work Order entry all the way up to shipping the completed parts. It will include lessons learned after working with AM production facilities (in the U.S. and other countries) for the past several years. Every AM production facility has their own unique problem areas, production issues and headache-causing events once a Work Order has been received for producing additively manufactured Parts. Additionally, some Part-builds come with stringent specification (and compliance) requirements that must be adhered to.
As products are being designed, made and used in new ways, Additive Manufacturing production facilities are all working towards continuous improvement in each operational step within their predefined AM production processes, as well as more complete documentation (especially in aerospace and medical applications). Time will also be spent discussing real-time job tracking, and individual Part tracking as Parts that were created on the same build plate with different serial numbers may progress throughout the production facility processing steps in different ways and in a different processing order, in some cases.