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AMT Tech Report: Issue #304

Hit me on the post. But which is the evil twin? Are materials smart? Let's talk safety. The government is here to help.
Apr 26, 2024

“Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design it.”

Sir Henry Royce

1. Hit Me on the Post

Everyone is excited to jump on the additive bandwagon, so this is a great time to remind you all about post-processing. Post-processing is vital to meet specifications, improve surface quality, allow for customization, meet specific industry standards, ensure safety, and optimize the production process. Want to improve additive? Improve your post-processing.

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2. But Which Is the Evil Twin?

Are you interested in getting into digital twins? Up your metrology game. The value of digital twins can be found in predictive maintenance, data analysis, and real-time monitoring. To achieve these returns, end users will have to collect data on features and apply this information to specific simulations.

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3. Are Materials Smart?

No, they are not. But there is a wave of more robust and more sustainable materials in development. The days of picking a material from an existing collection and hoping it works are quickly coming to an end. The age of the material revolution is underway. This is due to the intersection of simulation tools and high-performance computing.

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4. Let's Talk About Safety

There is a lot of debate on selecting between industrial and collaborative robots. Most of this is fueled by incorrectly applying technologies for specific use cases. What happens when we can have the best of both worlds with a flip of a switch?

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5. The Government Is Here to Help

NIST is exploring how AI can enhance monitoring in manufacturing processes. Their research initiative aims to leverage AI technologies like machine learning and computer vision to improve process monitoring, detect anomalies, and optimize production efficiency. This isn't research for research's sake but an effort to reduce defects, minimize downtime, and enhance overall quality control. Thanks, NIST.

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Benjamin Moses
Director, Technology
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