Ensuring reliable production quality is important to all additive manufacturing (AM) projects and especially so to industrial metal 3D printing. The EOS Smart Monitoring* Plan is the ideal solution.
EOS Smart Monitoring includes all of the end-to-end monitoring capabilities critical for series production, and the cutting-edge automation of Smart Fusion makes a viable business case for more applications.
*requires an active EOS Build/Build+ Plan
Smart Fusion brings a degree of control to metal 3D printing that even those in the AM industry might not have thought possible just a few years ago.
The automated feature adjusts laser power levels to match the standards established in pre-processing, making corrections during the build as needed. Exposure OT's heat distribution monitoring is critical to the process, as its data informs Smart Fusion's power corrections during the build. Smart Fusion reduces the likelihood of overheating and helps ensure fewer part iterations.Smart Fusion’s benefits improve the entire EOS software landscape. AM designers who know Smart Fusion, can craft part designs optimized for supportless building.
Instead of a prepaid upfront investment in the hardware and software required for EOSTATE, EOS Smart Monitoring users only need to subscribe to a yearly subscription per 3D printing system. (min 2 years at the beginning) If you've purchased a new EOS metal AM system that features preinstalled OT, you can try EOS Smart Monitoring before subscribing. Either way, each EOS Smart Monitoring subscription includes the required hardware.
The subscription model gives EOS Smart Monitoring customers the freedom to scale their usage as needed. If Smart Fusion isn't required for your business after your initial commitment, you can deactivate it, and potentially opt back in at a later date if operational demands change.
Inactive EOS Smart Monitoring users retain the OT hardware and some Exposure OT functionality (e.g., access to historical OT data). However, they lose access to certain critical features — notably, the ability to record real-time OT data and analyze it on the fly. Also, inactive subscribers will no longer have access to training resources and Smart Fusion (which relies upon live data from Exposure OT to serve its key purpose).
Thanks to their high level of customer intimacy and technological familiarity, voestalpine develops tailor-made solutions for their plastic injection molding (PIM) customers. These are manufactured with the EOS M 290 system and optimized with EOS Monitoring solutions enabling a faster development of the process parameters, reduction of printing costs due to fewer job iterations and a reduction of the quality assurance costs. Learn more about voestalpine’s approach and results in the success story.
EOSTATE Exposure OT and MeltPool Monitoring gave us a deeper understanding of the interactions taking place between the various factors that influence the LPBF process. Not only were we able to minimize the development cycles of novel materials during the qualification phase but we were also able to benefit from faster build rates and lower lead times for production.