Valuechain

The Innovation Centre Sci-Tech Daresbury
Daresbury,  Chesire  WA4 4FS

United Kingdom
44(0330)1200050
http://www.valuechain.com
  • Booth: 1658

Valuechain provides innovative technology to connect smart factories and smart supply chains to build a stronger Industry 4.0. Our DNA4.0® platform provides productivity solutions that streamline operations and convert data captured dynamically from people, plant and processes, into business intelligence. 

Valuechain’s DNAam Production Control Software is optimised to handle the specialised demands of additive manufacturing. The innovative system integrates complex workflow and operations, such as build planning, comprehensive inventory management and the critical chemical analysis of powder batches and test pieces.

Following the award of a €3.2m Horizon 2020 project from the European Commission, we are working with global manufacturing businesses, governments, industry associations and Universities to continually innovate our smart technologies and connect cross-sector collaborative ecosystems that can compete as world class supply chains.


 Press Releases

  • Strategic Partnership signed at TCT Korea show to bring digital additive manufacturing to Asia

    Valuechain and Clad Korea sign strategic partnership at TCT Korea to digitalise additive manufacturing in East Asia

    British technology company, Valuechain, signed a strategic partnership with Korean manufacturing company,Clad Korea at the TCT Korea exhibition on October 19th, to bring Valuechain solutions to East Asian additive manufacturing marketplace.

    The initial agreement will enable both Clad Korea and Valuechain group to expand their association together and bring Valuechain’s additive manufacturing solutions, including their flagship DNAam production control software, to new markets and territories in East Asia.

    Clad Korea and Valuechain Discuss Potential of AMDeveloped in collaboration with Airbus UK, and already commercially available in the UK, Europe and US, Valuechain’s DNAam software address niche requirements of the additive manufacturing production process including managing AM build planning and providing complete powder traceability, with batch splitting, control of blending and powder recovery management.

    Jim Walters, DNAam Ltd. Managing Director commented “After proving out our DNAamsoftware with Airbus UK and companies in UK and Europe, we’re delighted to begin this partnership with such a well-respected company in Asia, to deliver best practice additive manufacturing production processes to companies looking to enter and grow in this flourishing sector.”

    With sites in Pohang, Gyeongju, Wonju Korea and Dubai in the UAE, Clad Korea Co. Ltd. are set to become a customer, distributor, and resale partner of Valuechain’s DNAam software, to standardise additive manufacturing production processes in East Asia.

    Brandon Lee, CEO of Clad Korea Co. Ltd. said “Valuechain’s DNAam technology is a unique offering to the market, with great potential to enable rapid and mass production of additive manufactured parts. As we look to enter the additive manufacturing market ourselves, we believe this product will give us a competitive advantage in the industry, and we’re excited to be able to contribute to the growth of this technology in Asia by helping to deliver this solution throughout South Korea.”

    Valuechain exhibit at TCT KoreaThis partnership was signed days after the TCT Korea show, in Changwon. It was the additive manufacturing media company’s first time bringing their exhibition tradeshow to South Korea, and provided encouraging signs of growth of additive manufacturing in East Asia.

    Last week, Valuechain announced their plans to develop artificial intelligence into their DNAam solution in the next 5 years to optimise global additive manufacturing production, in which the company sees this partnership as a key link to exporting into Asia for the future.

  • Valuechain.com receive £960k Innovate UK funding to develop artificial intelligence into additive manufacturing software

    Artificial Intelligence in Additive Manufacturing Software

    Lancashire-based software company, Valuechain have received £960k funding from UK Research & Innovation towards the development of artificial Intelligence into their additive manufacturing production control software, DNAam.

    Launched in July 2017, DNAam was developed in collaboration with Airbus UK to standardise aerospace additive manufacturing production processes and enable scalability in the aerospace sector. This project looks to further develop the platform to deploy AI to optimise AM processes by analysing multiple data sources.

    Valuechain CEO, Tom Dawes commented “Through our collaboration with Airbus UK we have developed DNAaminto the global market leading production control solution for aerospace AM. With this project, we are looking to be able to model big data captured from multiple sources such as ERP systems; AM plant, equipment and sensors; and material analysis software; to understand correlations between powder properties, plant / sensor parameters, part complexity and production builds and generate AM optimisation insights.”

    The development will see Valuechain build on its long-standing partnership with UK based additive manufacturing company, FDM Digital Solutions, to open an Innovation Centre in FDM’s Lancashire facility whereby the technology developed through the Innovate UK funding shall be trialled prior to commercialisation.DNA Power Trace - Additive Manufacturing AI

    Graeme Bond, CEO at FDM Digital added “Valuechain’s DNAam technology has enabled us to streamline complex aerospace traceability and provide business intelligence that will accelerate FDM’s growth in the global AM industry.”

    Valuechain offer several software solutions for the advanced manufacturing sector, including ERP systems, CRM, and data visualisation tools, which the company believe will enable further advancement of the AM sector.

    Tom continued “With the work we’re doing with our supply chain collaboration platform, we’re looking at the secure sharing of best practice knowledge and processes throughout complex multi-tier supply chains. This UKRI innovation funding and partnership with FDM, combined with some of the work we’re already doing will enable us to deploy AI to optimise and scale AM throughout the global advanced engineering sector.”


 Products

  • AeroDNAam
    DNAam is production control software that manages AM build planning and provides complete powder traceability, with batch splitting, control of blending and powder recovery management....

  • Additive Manufacturing has the potential to highly reduce buy-to-fly ratios, particularly when working with high-performance alloys such as Titanium or Inconel which are known to be difficult to machine, leading to wastage of up to 95% in some cases. When considering the cost of these materials as well, high wastage can be extremely costly to the business.

    This wastage is often the result of an inability to trace materials to the stringent requirements of AS9100 and NADCAP through the production and complex build cycles associated with additive manufacturing.

    Working with Airbus UK, we have developed DNAam, which solves this issue by providing full traceability of recycling and blended batches; as well as proficiency in inventory management due to costs of operating high-performance alloys. Thereby, DNAam manages and traces any build plates, consumables, and powder batches whether it is virgin, recycled, blended or split; by assigning them a unique ID number that can be visually traced through the revolutionary Trace Module embedded in the system.

    Alongside the cost reducing benefits, our customers have seen improvements to process repeatability, and DNAam is bring the opportunity to mass produce AM parts a tangible possibility in coming years.

    Another challenged face in the industry is secure collaboration on AM through the supply chain. Working with Identify3D, DNAam incorporates secure file transfer to collaborate design with production and post-production securely across the globe.
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