Valuechain launches manufacturing software for additive manufacturers

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British manufacturing software developer Valuechain has launched a new version of its production control software, DNAam, for additive manufacturers.

DNAam is a solution to a growing problem in the aerospace sector, as ERP systems have failed to keep up with specialised demands of additive manufacturing (AM). The stringent controls within the aerospace sector mean that every batch of AM powder needs to be tracked throughout its entire lifecycle, through multiple blends, manufacturing builds and powder recovery, maintaining comprehensive chemical analysis at every stage.

DNAam integrates complex workflow and operations, such as build planning, comprehensive inventory management and the critical chemical analysis of powder batches and test pieces.

Tom Dawes, Valuechain CEO, said: “DNAam addresses a specific problem that has emerged in the aerospace and defence industry since the increased need for AM.”

The Valuechain team’s first-hand experience in aerospace manufacturing underpins their software solutions, which support more than 300 manufacturing customers. The company has successfully piloted the DNAam production control software with Airbus UK and AM specialists Zenith Tecnica based in Auckland, New Zealand, and are looking to roll out the system to more companies, worldwide.

Specialising in using titanium parts, Zenith Tecnica are one of many companies that now use AM as their main operation. Based in Auckland, New Zealand, the company are heavily invested in researching new technologies and new solutions. By utilising DNAam the team are looking forward to further streamlining processes, and providing even greater savings to their customers.


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