Additive Manufacturing

JUL 2018

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING is the magazine devoted to industrial applications of 3D printing and digital layering technology. We cover the promise and the challenges of this technology for making functional tooling and end-use production parts.

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AM / IMTS 2018 ON DISPLAY 53 Thermal Imaging Offers Efficiency in EB-PBF Defect Evaluation LAI International's Thermal Imaging Rendering & Analysis (TIRA) technology has been developed to enable quality analysis for electron beam powder- bed fusion (EB-PBF) additive manufacturing. The technology analyzes the internal material of additively manufactured parts and is meant to be a more efficient alternative to CT scans and X-rays. The technology uses in-process, near- infrared images collected during the build to conduct in-depth analyses on possible indications. Quanti- tative studies have shown the technology's results to be consistent for location, quantity and size of defects, the company says. This service is offered with all of the company's EB-PBF builds. The company provides a report within its post-build quality package that includes a list of defect indication locations, sizes and quantities for each individual part, as well as a corresponding model visualizing the exact location and shape of each indication. LAI International Inc. | North, Level 3, Booth 236374

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