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VALUECHAIN: An ERP dedicated to additive manufacturing

Manufacturer : VALUECHAIN
Sectors : Aerospace, Automotive, Education, Industry

Valuechain provides Industry 4.0 productivity, collaboration and intelligence solutions for high value manufacturing sectors and has developed the DNAam production control solution in collaboration with Airbus to embed best practice additive manufacturing processes. Available as a turnkey ERP solution, or as an integrated module, DNAam streamlines NADCAP compliance by providing robust control of AM builds, test results and powder traceability.

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Valuechain DNAam software is an ERP allowing to manage the whole chain of additive manufacturing.  It provides a streamlined workflow from Quotation through to Invoice, concurrently managing your quality system in accordance with ISO9001, AS9100 and NADCAP, improving resource utilisation and customer service through integrated production planning.

 

Build File Management

DNAam’ s build file management allows you to link detailed build files, 3D drawings and program files to the AM parts. You can even share the correct version with the shopfloor machines so that the latest issue is always in use.

Chemical Analysis

The chemical make-up of every powder batch can be recorded, and is easily accessible to your production team and operators as required. Test results for any powder samples or test pieces can also be added, to ensure you know the chemical make-up and oxygen levels before choosing the best batches to blend.

Batch Splitting and Blending

Whether it is virgin powder or from your powder recovery system, you need to ensure the correct batches are combined in the correct proportions. DNAam generates blend orders with auto-prompts for homogenising powder and sending samples for testing to ensure the whole process is completed correctly and efficiently.

Inventory Management

Whether it’s consumables like cathodes and inert gases, or the titanium powder used for your builds, DNAam will maintain full stock details. Attach incoming powder certificates, test results and chemical analysis from your suppliers to each batch you receive.

Inclusions reporting

Should your chemical analysis identify any inclusions or contaminants within your powder, test result details can easily be recorded, and batches can be traced and quarantined to prevent compromised build quality.

Quality Control

DNAam can assist with the implementation of best practice processes for additive manufacture control. This, along with the issue control of build files and the strict management of powder batches, ensures that quality control is at its highest and quality products will result.

Visible Powder Traceability

With our revolutionary ‘trace’ functionality, you can see where any batch of powder originated, at the touch of a button. See if it has been split, or blended once or many times, and which builds it has been used in – giving you complete traceability.

Tooling & Equipment Management

DNAam enables you to store details of your production equipment, from start plates to blades, and then allocate the correct items to jobs. Specify details such as the inert gas levels and the powder slopes that dictate flow rates for individual builds, so all aspects of the process are covered.

Powder Status & Locations

In combination with its location, a batch’s status within the system is used to determine if a powder can be selected for a build, so you can be sure only batches that have been homogenised and passed chemical analysis requirements can be picked.

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Valuechain provides Industry 4.0 productivity, collaboration and intelligence solutions for high value manufacturing sectors and has developed the DNAam production control solution in collaboration with Airbus to embed best practice additive manufacturing processes. Available as a turnkey ERP solution, or as an integrated module, DNAam streamlines NADCAP compliance by providing…

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