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Digital Thread for Additive Manufacturing (DTAM)
In today’s increasingly complex production and sustainment environments, organizations are responding to constraints in their supply chain and manufacturing by looking to additive manufacturing (AM). However, to use AM at industrial scale, organizations need to manage a series of complicated, connected, and data-driven events. The digital thread, a single seamless strand of data that stretches from the initial design to the finished part, is the key to optimizing AM production capability.
- Untangling the Digital Thread
- Following the digital thread
- Bringing complementary capabilities
- Stepping through the digital thread
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Untangling the Digital Thread
Bringing complementary capabilities
By linking together disparate applications, printers, processes, and associated data, the digital thread can collect, manage, and analyze valuable information from every stage of the product lifecycle, driving insights for continuous process and product optimization.
Together Deloitte and Siemens have created a Digital Thread for Additive Manufacturing (DTAM):
Siemens helps organizations of all sizes digitally transform using software, hardware and services from the Siemens Xcelerator business platform. Siemens' software and the comprehensive digital twin enable companies to optimize their design, engineering and manufacturing processes to turn today's ideas into the sustainable products of the future.
- Siemens Digital Industries Software | Siemens Software
- Additive manufacturing | Siemens Software
- Siemens PLM Software delivering end-to-end solutions for Additive Manufacturing
Learn more about the Deloitte and Siemens alliance.
Deloitte rounds out the DTAM offering by guiding the enabling processes and providing enterprise-wide maturity assessments. Deloitte has demonstrated expertise with the management and architecture of information systems, workforce development and planning, and engineering process optimization. These can be brought together to inform tailored operating models and business case analyses for implementing DTAM.
- Deloitte Additive Manufacturing website
- Deloitte Additive Manufacturing issues and opportunities for private companies
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Additive manufacturing ties it all together
While additive manufacturing has become a crucial part of the design process, it has not reached critical mass at the enterprise level. The digital thread—a single, seamless strand of data that stretches from the initial design to the finished part—can help scale and enhance AM capabilities.
The first phase of the digital thread
The digital thread is a single, seamless strand that carries data through the AM process. Reaping the benefits of AM requires an in-depth understanding of the digital thread—including the first phase, scan/design + analyze, which lays the groundwork for subsequent stages.