The ManSYS project, made up of 12 partners including TWI and supported by the European Commission, will develop an online platform for the design and procurement of 3D printed parts and products. The collaboration will develop a complete decision making system and robust supply chain management system for metal additive manufacturing, enabling production and delivery of quality assured, highly customised products and services:
Decision support software supporting end users to decide whether 3D printing is applicable (affordable?) in their specific situation
Supply chain management system that allows for ‘easy’ adoption and management of 3D printing in the production process
Support network to (re-)design better or new products realising user-oriented high-value-added solutions.
Medical and aerospace demonstrators
The platform will demonstrate production of essential parts from Smith & Nephew and Wisildent, as well as examples from GE Aviation..
It will give particular attention to the development of the quality assurance and quality control processes to ensure that the quality of the products complies with market and customer requirements. Also, the software to integrate various supply chain and business management systems will be developed.
The ManSYS Consortium
The project consortium brings ample experience in high quality manufacturing of complex parts, software development, material and process quality control and business modelling. Together the participating companies cover the entire supply chain.
If you’d like to find out more or get involved in the ManSYS network, for instance as a service provider or a future user of the 3D printing platform, please visit the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.