Production Optimization For Additive Manufacturing Of Medical Devices
The main objective of ProMED is to optimize the production of customized metal medical devices through the combined use of additive and subtractive manufacturing. This hybrid technique, often referred to as Sint & Mill (S&M), consists in creating a semi-finished product with a 3D printer and to subsequently apply precision CNC milling for surface finishing. The experiment aims at finding whether the end user PREMET can (1) reduce the production costs and/or (2) improve the product quality, both by choosing the right fabrication parameters.
A digital twin of PREMET’s production pipeline will be developed and used to quickly simulate a large number of fabrication processes. The rich set of “virtual” data produced by the simulation will be used to train an intelligent module that will be eventually able to support PREMET in its decisions for real productions.
Beneficiaries of ProMED Experiment
Information source: digitbrain.eu
PREMET Kft., Hungary
Opendot srl, Italy
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Rome