Valuechain, a software company developing leading edge manufacturing software, was featured in the October edition of Aerospace Manufacturing Magazine, as Group CEO, Tom Dawes, shared his thoughts on the effects that additive manufacturing will have on aerospace supply chains.
The article, titled "Embedding the DNA for Additive Manufacturing", featured Valuechain's Tom Dawes, a scholar of optimising supply chains through collaboration, with a background in aerospace manufacturing. In the article Tom discussed his thoughts on the recent increase in usage of additive manufacturing by aerospace manufacturers and the impact it is having on supply chains. Finally, Tom discusses the potential solutions, and his vision of future for AM in the aerospace sector
"Aerospace businesses have invested in AM plant, but have failed to implement effective production control solutions to optimise plant and resource efficiencies. This results in limited standardisation and digitalisation of the AM production control process, from job costing and build planning optimisation, to chemical analysis and dynamic powder traceability. Without business intelligence, and committed order books, companies cannot justify ROI, which is restricting the growth of this disruptive technology"
To read the full article, you can download the digital edition through the link below, and jump to page 67.
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