Inspection

Measurement and Testing Protocols for 3D Printing

3D printing combined with CNC machining is a powerful mix that enables the creation of parts unobtainable from using one method alone. However, taking full advantage of both requires special attention to testing and measurement.

January 27, 2017

Video: Additive Manufacturing Advances at Caterpillar

Stacey DelVecchio of Caterpillar describes how AM is moving forward within a large and established company. Today, there is tooling and aftermarket parts. Ultimately, the technology will empower engineers to realize parts and products “they never even dreamed possible.”

January 13, 2017 - Peter Zelinski

Inspect the Part As It Grows

This year’s IAMA was awarded for a technology that monitors thermal radiation to map the internal consistency of a metal part as it is being made. The technology might point the way to an entirely new paradigm for inspection.

July 08, 2016 - Peter Zelinski

Validating and Qualifying

X-ray technology can validate the internal geometry of additively-manufactured parts in 3D without destroying the part.

April 01, 2015