3/7/2019

Renishaw Monitoring Software Improves Process Stability

Originally titled 'Monitoring Software Improves Process Stability'
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Rapid 2019: Renishaw presents InfiniAM Spectral, an additive manufacturing (AM) process monitoring software.

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Renishaw presents InfiniAM Spectral, an additive manufacturing (AM) process monitoring software. Developed for use on Renishaw systems, the software package is said to help AM users overcome difficulties in process stability and part quality. The software is part of a developing family of products developed to help users capture, evaluate, present and store process data from Renishaw laser powder-bed fusion (LPBF) technologies.

The software provides measurement functions in two sensor modules. LaserView uses a photosensitive diode to measure the intensity of the laser energy. MeltView captures emissions from the melt pool in the near-infrared and infrared spectral ranges.

MeltView and LaserView stream data across a conventional computer network on a layer-by-layer basis, so manufacturers can analyze process monitoring data in real-time. As the build progresses, the data is rendered live in 3D for viewing in InfiniAM Spectral. The operator can compare the data from each sensor to identify any deviations, which may indicate the presence of anomalies that could lead to defects.

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