Quality Control

Simulation Brought to DED Metal 3D Printing via Sciaky and Hexagon

Software is proving to be crucial to the advancement of 3D printing, specifically when it comes to metal additive manufacturing. This is proving true in powder bed fusion (PBF) and…

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The Important Relationship Between Quality Management Systems and Additive Manufacturing

According to the American Society of Quality, a Quality Management System (QMS) is defined as “a formalized system that documents processes, procedures, and responsibilities for achieving quality and regulatory policies…

BASF’s Forward AM Certifies 3D Printing for Food Contact

Over the years, there have been a number of firms pitching food-safe 3D printing materials to the market. However, what may not always be immediately clear is that the materials…

Process Monitoring – the Future of Quality Assurance for Additive Manufacturing?

In-Process monitoring is the stepping-stone for AM parts not only to validate the process but also to minimize the need of post-process quality control. Currently, in highly regulated industries such…

Quality Control on the Desktop: Mantis 3D Printer Has Built-in Spaghetti Detective

The industrial additive manufacturing (AM) boom has taken off, but desktop 3D printing was, in some ways, left in the dust when consumer AM was dumped or neglected by many…

3DPOD Episode 67: Remote Print Monitoring with The Spaghetti Detective’s Kenneth Jiang

Kenneth Jiang’s The Spaghetti Detective uses machine learning and vision to analyze your FDM prints. Relying on Octoprint, the tool looks at your 3D printer to determine whether or not…

Sciaky Gets NASA SBIR Award for Machine Learning for Process Control

Sciaky has just gotten a NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Award in order to use machine learning to improve fault detection in Ti-6Al-4V parts made with the company’s Electron…

How an MES Can Help Power AM Qualification

“Knowledge is power,” the infamous quote attributed to Sir Francis Bacon comes to mind when reflecting on Industry 4.0 and the promise of more knowledge and insights.  However, while Additive…

Riven Announces Quick Re-Scaling Tool for Addressing Distortions in 3D Printed Parts

After developing a unique quality control package, Riven has expanded its capabilities for producing quality parts with 3D printing. The company’s new re-scaling tool automatically re-scales models for 3D printed…

Link3D Launches AMWatch for Monitoring and Controlling 3D Printing Variables

On the heels of its likely acquisition by Materialise, Link3D is continuing its development of technology for manufacturing execution systems (MES). The latest news from the company is the launch…

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SmarTech Offers Three Fraunhofer Metal 3D Printing Studies

SmarTech Analysis has teamed up with the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Additive Manufacturing Technologies (IAPT), one of the most important research institutes in additive manufacturing (AM), to sell three new…

TÜV SÜD Becomes World Economic Forum Partner, Will Focus on 3D Printing

German testing and certification firm TÜV SÜD will become a World Economic Forum partner engaging in platforms specialized in advanced manufacturing and production. The business will focus on four core…

DMG MORI Chooses Sigma Labs for Monitoring SLM Metal 3D Printing

As metal 3D printing enters a new phase in which quality control is crucial for the industrialization of the technology, we have seen a slew of developments related to overcoming…