Inspection of 3D-Printed Parts

Linde Works Towards Overcoming Atmospheric Impurities

Formnext 2019: ADDvance O2 precision from Linde is designed to overcome atmospheric impurities and give manufacturers optimal printing conditions.

Can 3D Printing Make a Better AM Build Plate? The Cool Parts Show S1E5

Ultrasonic metal additive manufacturing was used to create a build plate aimed at making powder bed fusion more effective. This episode of The Cool Parts Show looks at a part by AM, for AM.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Desktop SEM Improves Quality Control and Material Cleanliness

Thermo Fisher Scientific has introduced the Thermo Scientific Phenom ParticleX, a desktop scanning electron microscope (SEM) solution.

CT Scanning Reveals What Isn’t There in 3D Printed Parts

3D Engineering Solutions offers CT scanning as a powerful nondestructive testing (NDT) solution for inspection. For 3D printed parts, sometimes revealing the space inside can be just as valuable as mapping what was printed. 

Volume Graphics' Version 3.3 Enables High-Quality Volume Meshing

Volume Graphics’ version 3.3 of VGStudio Max, VGStudio, VGMetrology and VGinLine for industrial computed tomography (CT) is said to cover all requirements related to metrology, defect detection and assessment, material properties, and simulation.

Sintavia Acquires QC Laboratories

The acquisition is said to enhance Sintavia’s nondestructive testing (NDT) capabilities for commercial aerospace applications, particularly with respect to surface finish conformance testing.

Sigma Labs' Inspect 4.1 Enables 3D Structure Analysis

Sigma Labs’ PrintRite3D Inpect 4.1 software features interlayer real-time results viewing, enabling correlation between in-process quality results and post-process CT results.

Collaboration Develops Image-Based Workflow for 3D-Printed Part Validation

A team from Synopsys, North Star Imaging and ANSYS developed a process using 3D imaging, processing and CAE to examine the performance of as-manufactured components.

Zeiss Comet Scanner Depicts Process Influences on Finished AM Parts

Rapid 2019: Zeiss’ Comet 3D scanner sensor offers a fast measuring speed to quickly identify any post-build process influences on the dimensional accuracy of a finished 3D-printed part.

A Public-Private Partnership Aims to Save Additive from Itself

Overwhelming process variables for metal additive manufacturing processes are derailing AM’s adoption for critical parts in aerospace. Colorado’s ADAPT Center—and its growing cache of data—is seeking common ground.

Thermo Scientific Explorer 4 Characterizes Metal Powders

The Explorer 4 system uses scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to measure and characterize metal powders for 3D printing.

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.