quality control

AI Software Brings Smart Quality Control to 3D Printing

A startup out of Purdue University, dubbed Araqev, is using machine learning (ML) to improve quality assurance (QA) for 3D printing. Started by Arman Sabbaghi, an associate professor in Purdue’s…

Stealth CT Startup Lumafield Could Aid 3D Printing Quality Assurance

Startup Lumafield emerged from stealth mode and announced that is has over $32 million in funding from Kleiner Perkins, DCVC, Tony Fadell, Jason Calacanis´ Launch and Lux for its computed…

3D Printing Quality Control and MES Combine in Sigma Labs-AMFG Partnership

As additive manufacturing (AM) enters the industrial era, we’re seeing the emergence of new auxiliary tools and maturation of existing ones to aid in the technology’s maturation. The latest news…

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SmartParts: Traceability in 3D Printing at the Particle Level

The 3D printing industry is currently maturing, with many developments underway that will better enable its use in end part manufacturing at scale. Among these developments are improved post-processing, greater…

3D Printing News Briefs, March 17, 2022: Software, Business, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with software, as Senvol demonstrated a machine learning approach to material property allowables development as part of a USAF-funded study. Conflux Technology…

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How to Produce High-Quality 3D Printers

Artillery, a global best consumer 3d printer brand. Since the launch of the first 3D printer in 2019, it has become famous with its excellent 3d printer designs and strong…

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AMS Speaker Spotlight: How Post-processing Is Changing the 3D Printing Game—Today & Tomorrow

Felix Ewald, CEO & Co-founder of DyeMansion, will be participating in Additive Manufacturing Strategies 2022, Panel 3: Post-processing. Additive manufacturing has the potential to challenge conventional manufacturing technologies & revolutionize the…

Metal 3D Printing Quality Control Systems Developed by Materialise and Sigma Labs

Quality control has long been the Achilles heel of metal 3D printing. This is particularly true for metal powder bed fusion (PBF), where countless variables interact to make the process…

Sigma Labs’ 3D Printing QA Software Now Available for Polymers

Sigma Labs, Inc. makes PrintRite3D, an in-process quality assurance (QA) monitoring suite of software used with metal powder bed fusion (PBF). The solution allows users to track and find errors,…

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3D Printing Innovator’s Roundtable Webinar: Ditching DfAM and Embracing Design Freedom

In an industry where change is constant and unpredictable, professionals across the manufacturing industry have turned to additive manufacturing (AM) to overcome design and supply chain challenges. But conventional AM…

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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…

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…

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…

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3D Printed Poka-Yoke is a Gateway Drug for 3D Printing

Recently, 3NTR‘s Davide Ardizzoia mentioned “poka-yoke” in a LinkedIn comment about a vacuum forming post I wrote. It inspired me to reconsider just how Lockout Tag Out (LOTO) tooling could…

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…

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Optimizing Metal Powders for Additive Manufacturing

Introduction In recent years, metal additive manufacturing (AM) has transitioned successfully from a prototyping tool to a still new, but established and economically viable choice, for component production. Annual sales…

Additive Assurance Mounts Quality Control Offensive Against Metal 3D Printing Defects

For years, metal additive manufacturing (AM) has been sitting on the bench, prepping to get into the production game. Most coaches just haven’t seen the technology as quite ready for…

Ensuring Metal Additive Manufacturing Part Quality with Pre-Build Calibration

Real-time monitoring systems and post-print data analysis are much talked about subjects when discussing quality assurance in metal additive manufacturing (AM aka 3D printing) these days. But an often-overlooked aspect…

Connecting at Formnext Connect, Part Two: Cellulose, QA, and DLP for PBF 3D Printing

The industry’s biggest trade show made the crucial decision to take its world-renowned event and host it online, potentially disrupting countless networking opportunities and business deals. Given the fact that…

3D Hubs’ 3D Printing Warehouses Introduce Quality Control and Reduced Risk

Amsterdam-based 3D Hubs started as a distributed desktop 3D printing community before moving toward becoming a 3D printing service. By adding CNC, sheet forming, and other technologies, the company is…

3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup, September 20, 2020

Buckle up, we’ve got a lot of webinars and online events to tell you about this week! Ceramics Expo Connect starts on Monday, which is the same day that IMTS…

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3DTrust Releases Intelligent Powder Management Solution for Quality Control

3DTrust is a five-year-old startup that began in Munich. In the beginning, the team was one of a crop of startups that wanted to secure the digital supply chain. Through…