Barriers to additive manufacturing industrialization include powder quality and reusability, material handling, and inventory management. Today, these challenges around metal powder are managed through a plurality of systems for tracking inventory with individually populated spreadsheets and paper certificates. These various manual steps increase inefficiencies and offer neither a digital connection for automated traceability throughout the complete process chain nor output data for future predictive analytics.
PowderLife ONLINE was developed to address these challenges through a simple to use, secure, cloud-based, digital platform that accommodates materials and machines from all vendors, allowing users to:
- Eliminate spreadsheets
- Better manage inventory
- Capture the full lifecycle traceability of the powder
The PowderLife ONLINE platform acts as the starting block for the digitization journey to integrate other Carpenter Additive digitally-enabled products and software modules such as IoT sensors, RFID, & automation to add further value and drive intelligent decision making, improving economics by taking away the 'best guess' for powder reuse limits and unlocking the potential for further data-driven continuous improvement activities, providing manufacturers with the assurance of the performance and quality of their additive parts together with the confidence of traceability to meet industry requirements.
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Thursday March 25th 8:30 (GMT) / 9:30 (CET) / 16:30 (CST) / 17:30 (JST)
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