By Alex Benham Picture this: You’re lying in bed, fast asleep, when your phone rings.…
Achieving true scaled production is impossible without Qualification and Certification, which is a key part of the overall compliance and regulatory landscape. As a Quality objective, certification and qualification can be defined as the process of gathering and evaluating data to establish that a process can dependably output a product meeting all relevant standards, while also obtaining a statistical confidence level. In the AM industry, certification and qualification relating to in-process data boils down to quality in three key domains: Machine, Process, and Part. This presentation, based on Alex Benham’s session at AMUG 2022, covers:
- How integrated sensor data yields superior quality in every category.
- Data’s role in improving machine, process and part health.
- 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.
- Install, Operational and Performance Qualification: IQ + OQ + PQ
- Reporting: regulatory record keeping.
- PrintRite3D from Sigma Additive Solutions.