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The AM industry has seen many important advancements in quality monitoring and Sigma Additive Solutions is a stronghold for consistent and unrelenting focus on delivering excellence. Here’s an update about some of our most recent happenings, videos and podcasts.
Let’s Meet Up at the AM Forum Berlin
We’ll be attending AM Forum Berlin, July 4-5, 2023 at the Estrel Congress Center (ECC), Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany. It’s the place to be for anyone using or planning to use additive technologies. Are you coming, too? Let’s meet up!
At AM Forum we’ll be discussing our leading Process Health Module – a powerful monitoring solution for identifying defects in powder beds via visual and thermal cameras. Feel free to set up a preview meeting and learn more. We’d love to give you a 1:1 introduction to our new module at the event. Contact us here or reach out to Stephan Kuehr, firstname.lastname@example.org, +4917639519233.
Unlock the Power of 3rd Party Monitoring
Our focus has been on making our solutions as versatile and accessible as possible, allowing you to make the most out of your existing setup without having to rely on additional hardware.
PrintRite3D®: Machine Health generates standardized log files, graphical charts, and statistical analysis from various OEMs, making it easy for you to monitor the health and performance of your additive manufacturing machines, regardless of make or model. Our statistical analytics and reporting features give you an early warning of potential issues and let you communicate your results with ease. Additionally, we’re pleased to announce that our Part Health product now utilizes API calls to pull melt pool data from other systems to perform Sigma analytics. We’re actively pulling data from EOS and SLM, among other OEMs, and we’re confident this will be a valuable tool for those looking to optimize their additive manufacturing process.
Understanding variance in a controlled process is critical to maintaining consistent quality. PrintRite3D users monitor key parameters and identify variations outside of acceptance criteria. If you have a monitoring system in place but find the analytics lacking, Sigma’s analytics can now be used without hardware integration, making it a cost-effective solution for those looking to improve their quality control measures. Learn more.
The Connected Additive Manufacturing Workflow –
From Powder to Part
Two great videos came out of the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) conference. The first is a replay of a session conducted by our CEO, Jacob Brunsberg and Sven Hinrichs, Head of Technology Consulting at AMFG. Sven and Jacob presented Connected Additive Manufacturing Workflow – From Powder to Part and discussed the criticality of actionable data insights. They showed how to utilize interconnected sensors to provide reliability and integrity in production settings across OEM agnostic manufacturing equipment. You can view the replay here:
The Framework for Qualification & Certification – Machine, Process & Part
Video two is titled Machine Process Part – a Framework for Qualification & Certification. Sigma’s Alex Benham presented this session to an enthusiastic audience at AMUG. Alex talked about certification and qualification relating to in-process data and how it influences quality in three key domains: Machine, Process, and Part. He also covered:
- How integrated sensor data yields superior quality in every category.
- Off-axis, powder bed imagery, and on-axis meltpool monitoring.
- Non-destructive testing (NDT) quality assurance methods.
- Economics of early intervention and accelerated part qualification.
- Integration and dashboard visualization of key evaluation metrics.
Automating Additive Qualification: Scaling with a Purpose in 3D Production
If you are more into listening than viewing, you will enjoy the podcast where Jacob Brunsberg was interviewed by Dillan Drake, Phillips Federal, on his TechSHIFT Podcast. The episode is titled Automating Additive Qualification: Scaling with a Purpose in 3D Production, and we discuss the importance of automating additive qualification in production and why this changes everything.
And if you prefer a quick summary, read Jacob’s blog article here.