Inspection

Galvo Scanner Enables Micron-Level Accuracy

Rapid 2017: The scanner is said to be thermally stable and offer high resolution.

BeamCheck from MKS Instruments Profiles Lasers for AM

The beam profiling system helps to ensure accurate laser performance in additive manufacturing applications.

Incodema3D Receives First AM Quality Certification from EOS North America

The Ithaca, New York-based company is the first in North Americato receive EOS's AMQ certification.

Sigma Labs Forms Strategic Alliance with Morf3D

Under the agreement, Morf3D will leverage Sigma Labs software to help clients ensure part quality.

Verifying Structural Integrity of Metal 3D-Printed Parts

X-ray computed tomography, or micro CT, offers insight into the inside of AM parts.

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.

Thermwood Adds Thermographic Imaging to LSAM

A thermographic camera mounted inside the machine monitors temperature conditions to improve print quality.

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.”

Sigma Labs Introduces PrintRite3D Inspect Software 2.0

The quality assurance software can help optimize additive manufacturing processes.

FIT Adds In-House CT Scanning for Additive Manufacturing

The CT system allows FIT to identify and verify the existence of pores, cavities and other internal features.

Video: Safety Is No. 1 in Metal AM

John Murray of Concept Laser discusses safety, quality and automation as they relate to additive manufacturing for production metal parts.

Video: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Additive Manufacturing

AM is more than a means of making parts. Here are ideas about the reach that additive manufacturing will have, and the kinds of changes and advances that AM will enable.