• MMS Youtube
  • MMS Facebook
  • MMS Linkedin
  • MMS Twitter
4/20/2015

Partners Target Quality Control in Metal-Based AM

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

EOS and Germany’s MTU Aero Engines have signed an agreement for joint strategic development related to a system of quality control for metal-based additive manufacturing.

Share

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Related Suppliers

EOS and Germany’s MTU Aero Engines have signed an agreement for joint strategic development related to a system of quality control for metal-based additive manufacturing. The first result of the joint endeavor is use of optical tomography (OT) in the modular EOS monitoring portfolio. In addition to several sensors that monitor the general system status, the camera-based OT technology controls the exposure process and melting characteristics of the material to ensure optimum coating and exposure quality.

According to EOS, the system enables a large part of the quality control process that previously took place downstream to now be performed during the manufacturing process, resulting in reduced costs. 

RELATED CONTENT

  • Can Additive Manufacturing Increase Milling Feed Rates?

    With PCD tooling, yes it can. The diamond cutting edges demand a large number of flutes to realize their full effectiveness. Traditional methods for making cutter bodies limit the number of flutes, but 3D printing is delivering tools with higher flute density and other enhancements as well.

  • The New Pattern for Prototyping

    Ford is building engineering confidence through nearly production-ready prototype parts, which provide reliable test data—all thanks to additive manufacturing.

  • Meeting the Machining Challenges of Additive Manufacturing

    You can 3D print the part, but can you finish it? Here is how to overcome the challenge of part deflection in the machining of lightweight, complex AM parts.

Related Topics

Resources