Predictive Simulator-Optimizer Consultancy Services for additive manufacturing systems

Predictive Simulator-optimizer tool for additive manufacturing systems

This service helps companies leverage their internal operations, both on supply chain and manufacturing environments. The service is customized to each client’s problems and possible areas of usage include production scheduling, resource allocation, supply chain design and factory layout redesign. To handle these problems, methods based both on simulation and optimization will be used. Other than the solution definition, the consultancy service also provides process and data mapping, in order to understand the problem and data associated with it, and a presentation with final recommendations, to show the clients the suggested actions to solve their problems.

- Customized
This service identifies the specific needs of each customer to solve its problem.
- Multi-disciplinary
The service involves expertise on a set of multiple technological areas (optimization,
simulation, artificial intelligence)
- Integration
The different areas of knowledge are integrated to create effective solutions.

This service is based on a simulator-optimizer tool that provides the following functionality:

- IoT Platform integration
The simulator-optimizer tool connects to the IoT platform and reads/writes data from/to the manufacturing system and other FASTEN components

- Optimization of supply chain design
The tool uses optimization-simulation methods to determine the optimal supply chain design for a supply chain integrated with additive manufacturing

- Prediction of future demand
The tool uses machine learning algorithms to calculate a prediction of the future demand for the different products

- Real-time monitoring
The tool collects and shows real-time data coming from the additive manufacturing units to its users through a web interface