The Future of Manufacturing Business: Role of Additive Manufacturing

Por: Swayam . en: , ,


Manufacturing is one of the key engines of a nation’s progress. In recent years, the manufacturing paradigm is changing due to availability of data, improvements in communication, advancements in materials and rapid realization of end-use parts from digital data. The objective of the course is to understand future of modern manufacturing, in the context of advancements in metal additive manufacturing and delineate the consequential technology entablements and business models.
Advanced UG, PG
INDUSTRIES SUPPORT :Wipro 3D; Manufacturing companies



Week 1:Manufacturing Paradigms:
Significance of manufacturing. Different manufacturing paradigms—craft production, mass production, mass customization, distributed manufacturing, servitisation. Technology and manufacturing. Laws of manufacturing.Week 2:Advances in Manufacturing and SCM:
Additive manufacturing, and its impact over the product development cycles. Reconfiguring of supply chain models. Contemporary initiatives in manufacturing: Advanced Manufacturing (US), e-factory (Japan), Industrie 4.0 (Germany), Intelligent Manufacturing (China) and Make in India (India).Week 3:Economics of Manufacturing:
Firms’ market microstructure for manufacturing. Economies of scale, unscale, and scope. Manufacturing production functions. Mathematics of complementarities. Complementarities in production.Week 4:Additive Manufacturing Technologies:Technology basics and classification. Metal additive manufacturing and significance of laser powder bed fusion. Challenges in realization of metal additive manufactured parts with adequate strength and integrity. Input data formats and data generation from physical artefacts. Build environment and concept of process window. Typical pitfalls and corrective measures.
Industrial Applications: Part Substitution, Prototyping, Tooling and Reengineering. Product Design and Development Models based on Metal Additive Manufacturing. Spare part management for engineering conglomerates andusers of legacy systems. MRO and refurbishment models based on metal additive manufacturing.
Week 5:AM Materials:
Functionalities of AM materials – metals, plastics, ceramics and composites. Use of certified Materials and challenges in adapting new materials. Comparisons of AM materials with cast or forged structural alloys. Common Defects in AM Parts and their implicationsWeek 6:AM Business Functionalities:Essentials of AM plant infrastructure. Importance of post processing. Dimensional accuracy, surface finish and strength aspects. Powder handling and recycling.
Opportunities for Value Addition:Light Weighting, Part Consolidation and Topology Optimisation. Functional integration. Week 7:Quality:Process Certification, General Approach to Part Certification, Process Monitoring| Industry Certifications: AS, LR etc. | Challenges in Certification and Prove Out | Repeatability, Reliability and Predictability | Control Measures
Opportunity Identification:Selection of Right Parts | Assessment of Shortlisted Components | Use Cases and Business Cases based on Techno-Commercials | Impact on Sub-systems and Systems
Road Mapping:Challenges in AM Adoption and Change Management Approach |Wipro3D Adoption Approach | Benchmarking Organisational Goals with reference to AM. Value Estimation. Economic characteristics of additive manufacturing. Impact of additive manufacturing on firms’ payoff functions and market microstructure. Week 8:Manufacturing Architecture and Business Models for Manufacturing: Cloud manufacturing. Cooperative and responsive manufacturing. Data-driven manufacturing and digital factory. Human-centered manufacturing. Introduction to business models. Manufacturing-as-a-Service (MaaS). Anything-as-a-Service (XaaS).