Additive manufacturing isn’t a new process. However, it’s the move from its use in prototyping into a viable production method has meant that traditional methods of quality assurance that are designed around legacy manufacturing methods are not necessarily going to be suitable for testing additive manufactured parts.
In precision-specific industries where the standard of quality for every part requires rigorous testing, there is a challenge as to how a new production technique like additive manufacturing can be safely assessed when no current industry standards exist. This can lead to questions like:
In-process monitoring is the solution to many of the questions surrounding quality assurance and testing ability with additive manufacturing. The ability to not only track your print but collect data on it layer by layer means that you’ve already got an extensive report on your part before it’s left the print bed. With a large range of in-monitoring systems available both as standard with your printer, or from third parties, there is a lot of information to consider. In this white paper, Lukas Fuchs and Christopher Eisher break down the technological principles behind the different options and the practical applications of each.
Want to learn more about in-process monitoring and how it can help with your quality assurance requirements? You can download the full Whitepaper here: