Smart Fusion's real-time capability automatically adjusts laser power to address potential manufacturing issues quickly and efficiently. The technology measures the laser energy absorbed by the powder bed and adjusts it using advanced algorithms. As a positive side effect, support structures can be avoided or even eliminated. This not only saves time, but also lowers your cost per part (CPP) through reduced post-processing and reduced material usage.
This novel software solution enables, more applications a positive business case for AM metal applications, especially for companies with highly technical applications such as energy, space technology, mobility, and aerospace. At its core, Smart Fusion pairs with EOS existing monitoring solutions and employs advanced algorithms to monitor the build layer-by-layer providing for more homogeneous, consistent parts. From a dataflow perspective, EOSPRINT prepares the data, which is sent to the 3D printer, Smart Fusion works with its Optical Tomography (OT) camera whereby the generated images adjust the laser.