Additive Manufacturing

NOV 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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SUPPLIER SHOWCASE 60 NOVEMBER 2018 Additive Manufacturing From design to serial production, Volume Graphics enables you to keep quality high by providing full insight into your products. At every step of the production process. All over the world. By choosing Volume Graphics software, you can rely on more than 20 years of expe- rience in the development of leading software for the analysis and visualization of industrial computed tomography (CT) data. Today, a broad range of global customers, e.g., from the automotive, aerospace and electronics industries, use Volume Graphics software for nondestructive quality assurance in product development and production. They know that Volume Graphics software gives them a decisive advantage: the ability to gain reliable insights and make better products. The demands on the quality of your products are numerous and challenging. VGSTUDIO MAX provides you with the results you need to make the right decisions to meet these demands—whether you are using the all-encompassing technology of CT or other 3D data formats such as point cloud, mesh and CAD. VGSTUDIO MAX enables you to perform precise measurements, compare printed parts with their CAD models, detect discontinuities and much more. It even allows you to predict how much force a part could theoretically withstand based on a CT scan. P R O D U C T S / S E R V I C E S Volume Graphics, Inc. 415 Minuet Lane Suite C Charlotte, NC 28217 U.S.A. Phone: 704-248-7736 Fax: 704-248-0558 volumegraphics.com Nominal/Actual Comparison Compare your scanned object with a reference data set using the Nominal/Actual Comparison Module* for VGSTUDIO MAX: Use voxel, mesh and CAD data for geometric comparison; get color- coded results of deviations; and apply tolerances to the nominal/ actual comparison with various parameters. *Requires the Coordinate Measurement Module Porosity/Inclusion Analysis Discover defects nondestructively with the Porosity/Inclusion Analysis Module for VGSTUDIO MAX: Locate pores, holes and inclusions within parts and get detailed information about these defects; see if and how pores would be cut during machining before actually machining the part; and visualize defects in color-coded 3D or 2D views, or as a table. Defect Assessment How does the porosity of a part influence its mechanical integrity? With just one click, you can now take the results of a porosity analysis into account in a structural mechanics simulation. In this way, VGSTUDIO MAX 3.2 combined with the Structural Mechanics Simulation Module not only finds defects, but also calculates their mechanical effect.

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