Inspection of 3D-Printed Parts

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.

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.