Approach for a production control system within metal-based additive manufacturing

Steffen Ziegler, Sabrina Struller, Philipp Scherwitz, Gunther Reinhart

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In the face of challenges such as limited resources and climate change, aerospace companies strive for efficiency and sustainability in their manufacturing processes. By means of Additive Manufacturing (AM), new dimensions in terms of cost-effective and bionic lightweight structures are achievable. Even though AM results in the direct manufacturing of components, a variety of post-processing steps has to be implemented in the manufacturing line. By selecting a suitable automatic identification and data capture (Auto-ID) system, a production control system is capable of responding in real time to unforeseen events, while reducing waste caused, for exemple, through unnecessary processing steps. Thus, this paper focuses on an approach for a production control system for a manufacturing line including metal-based AM process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-44
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia CIRP
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event14th CIRP Conference on Intelligent Computation in Manufacturing Engineering, CIRP ICME 2020 - Naples, Italy
Duration: 15 Jul 202017 Jul 2020


  • Additive manufacturing
  • Aerospace industry
  • Production planning
  • control


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