THE COMPLEX MODELLING SCHEME FOR DEVELOPING AN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING RESEARCH CENTER IN UNIVERSITY
This study describes patterns of a flexible organizational structure that allow research centers to react quickly to the environment, move towards the market, meet the needs of citizens, assimilate and process new information in a timely manner and be innovative and find new solutions. The additive manufacturing research centers that could be developed in universities require a new vision of the work and the roles of those involved in the work process. Designing and running a project from an idea, theme, to the prototype, imposes complex requirements of the project team in general, and of the project director / project manager - in particular.
This paper presents a modelling scheme sustaining the development of a complex model of an additive manufacturing research center and its processes. It is an overview of the efforts such as reengineering the business process, research center integration, and engineering of the research-design center that uses process models, and at the same time, a modelling scheme that uses the IDEF suite of the modelling methods to integrate the rule of business, the activity, resource, business process and the organizational views of the research center.
While the activities presented in this study are those recommended in general, changes may occur in specific existing situations in a research center. This modelling is performed using IDEF0, the resulting model process representing the basic processes required in developing such a center in any university.