Modular Manufacturing Platform

Modular Manufacturing Platform – Integration into Automated Production Lines

Konzeptionelle Darstellung der modularen Fertigungsstraße
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Visualization of modular manufacturing platform
Modular manufacturing platform at Fraunhofer IFAM, Bremen
© Fraunhofer IFAM
Modular manufacturing platform at Fraunhofer IFAM, Bremen

Using Fraunhofer IFAM’s robot controlled modular manufacturing platform, enterprises can apply new printing and jet technologies to create individual “functional structures” on flat substrates or components. This allows for multi-layer structures as well as a combination of various additive processes. Fraunhofer IFAM masters pilot series production under industry conditions and demonstrates how these procedures can be integrated into existing production environments.

The modular manufacturing platform is particularly suited for

  • flexible combination of different printing technologies and multi-layer structures and components
  • product and process development under industry conditions
  • R&D relating to the reproducibility, scalability, and automation of processes

Modules Installed (expandable):

  • component feeding on dedicated substrate tables
  • dispense and direct write processes (such as Aerosol Jet®)
  • industrial-scale ink jet printing
  • screen and pad printing
  • drying and oven station

Modular Manufacturing Platform

Modular Manufacturing Platform