Inspection

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.

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.

Should There Be an ISO System for AM? Hear UL’s Recorded Webinar

UL’s Christopher Krampitz discusses adapting quality management systems to fit the needs of additive.

Upcoming UL Webinar to Focus on Quality Management Systems for AM

A free webinar presented by Chris Krampitz will examine how quality management systems must be modified for additive manufacturing.