题目：Metal Additive Manufacturing with Special Focus on Production Tools / Dies / Molds
Prof. Nader Asnafi has a long academic and industrial experience in Sweden as, inter alia, Research Group Leader at the Swedish Institute for Metals Research, Associate Professor at Luleå University of Technology, Senior Manager of Research and Advanced Engineering at Volvo Cars, Vice President – R&D at Uddeholms AB, Vice President at VA Automotive, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Örebro University, etc. He is a member of the Board of the Swedish Welding Commission and Secretary General of the International Deep Drawing Research Group IDDRG). He has been the board chair of the Industrial Development Center, 3DMetPrint AB, etc.
Tools are of great significance for the industrialization of new products and the operation of manufacturing plants. They play a key role in the manufacturing chain and highly affect the Time-To-Market, costs, lead time, operational efficiency, and quality. Tooling is highly competency driven and determines the global competitiveness of the industry. In this speech/presentation,
• metal additive manufacturing of production tools/dies/molds by Laser-based Powder Bed Fusion (L-PBF) and Directed Energy Deposition (DED) is addressed,
• the impacts of these methods on the industrialization of new products and the operation of manufacturing plants are discussed,
• industrial examples of such tools are displayed, and
• the impacts on the Time-To-Market, costs, lead time, operational efficiency, and quality are illustrated industrially.