14. - 17.11.2017
Frankfurt am Main
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International exhibition and conference on the next generation of manufacturing technologies


Session Supply Chain - Stage 1

11:45 Sini Metsä-Kortelainen, Research Center of Finland


Friday, 17.11.2017, 11:45 - 12:15 hrs


11:45 Feasibility of Selective Laser Melting Process in Manufacturing of Digital Spare Parts
Dr. Sini Metsä-Kortelainen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Project Manager, Espoo, Finnland
Digital spare parts is a concept where spare parts and all the related information are transferred and stored digitally. A physical copy of the spare part will be 3D printed only when they are needed and usually in a location close to end user. Dr Sini Metsä-Kortelainen will present research that demonstrated feasibility of selective laser melting (SLM) process in manufacturing of industrial spare parts. Spare parts selected for the demonstrations were originated from industry and they were designed to be manufactured using traditional manufacturing methods such as casting and machining. Materials for the SLM process were selected so that they correspond with the original materials to meet the critical design aspects. Furthermore, process parameters were determined experimentally using Design of Experiment approach where the effect of process parameters on part porosity was evaluated.


Dr. Sini Metsä-Kortelainen
Dr. Sini Metsä-Kortelainen
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Project Manager, Espoo, Finnland
Dr Sini Metsä-Kortelainen works as a Senior scientist at Advanced Manufacturing Technologies team of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland LTD. She has 14 years of scientific experience. She has worked as a researcher and manager in projects from the fields of modification of bio-based materials and development of 3D printing materials and technologies. She has experience to work with many kinds of 3D printable materials including metals, ceramics, polymers and food for wide variety of applications from machine and processing industry to food and medical use. Metsä-Kortelainen is currently the project manager of Digital Spare Parts project at VTT.