Inspection

AM Conference: CT Scanning for 3D-Printed Part Inspection

Jesse Garant will address high-energy CT scanning for 3D-printed parts during the Additive Manufacturing Conference at IMTS 2018.

Measuring Equipment Detects 3D Printing Defects

IMTS 2018: Zeiss’s optical 3D scanners, CT scanners, high-resolution X-ray microscopes and coordinate measuring machines detect 3D printing defects and downstream processing problems.

How One Device Inspects Both Parts and Powder in Metal AM

A scanning electron microscope analyzes the shape and composition of grains of powder as well as inclusions and voids in the part’s surface.

Zeiss Computed Tomographs Offer Expanded Capability

Rapid 2018: The Metrotom 800 and Metrotom 1500 support the inspection of plastic and metal 3D-printed parts. 

ShapeGrabber Ai310 Automated 3D Scanner Speeds Inspections

Rapid 2018: The industrial scanner data can be compared to CAD models and used to generate visual reports.

WMT&R Offers Testing Services for AM Materials

Rapid 2018: Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research provides materials testing for powders, metals and as-built specimens. 

Yxlon Cheetah Evo Plus Enables Inspection of 3D-Printed Parts

Rapid 2018: The system supports both X-ray and CT inspection of additively manufactured parts. 

Faro's Design ScanArm Scans 600,000 Points Per Second

Rapid 2018: Faro’s Design ScanArm 2.0 includes features that increase efficiency and accuracy.

Video: 3 Roles for Computer Vision in Metal 3D Printing

Carnegie Mellon University professor Elizabeth Holm explains three ways computer vision can advance powder-bed metal 3D printing.

Scanning Enables Internal Inspection of 3D-Printed Parts

Jesse Garant Metrology Center’s scanning service offers clean separation of internal components and the ability to inspect high-density materials.

Can Topography Scans Redraw the Metal Additive Inspection Map?

A new topographical mapping technology aims to detect, record and display flawed metal melt regions as they’re created.

Non-Destructive Inspection Method Detects Defects in Process

The technique, which uses laser ultrasound, could reduce waste and improve efficiency in additive manufacturing.