OPEN ADDITIVE ANNOUNCES AMSENSE™ CHIMERA WITH RECOAT+ ANALYSIS SOLUTION TO ENABLE THE AM INDUSTRY TO REDUCE PRODUCTION COSTS ON EOS MACHINES.
Easily installable 3rd party solution tracks recoat non-conformances and identifies them in real-time, enabling quick corrective actions.
[Beavercreek, OH]–[03/14/2023] – AMSENSE is the additive industry’s premier 3rd party solution for identifying and gathering data suitable for process analysis and assessing build failures in the LPBF additive manufacturing (AM) process. The new AMSENSE Chimera with Recoat+ offering is specifically designed and tuned to identify recoat process issues common on EOS M400 and M290 machines, providing an affordable 3rd party sensing platform that will increase throughput and decrease build failures on the most critical and widespread LPBF machines in the aerospace market.
The EOS M400 and M290 LPBF machines don’t analyze the quality of the recoating process, a simple method to understand the health of the process. Thus, operators and engineers are not able to receive timely feedback during the build process. Consequently, many parts fail and only the symptoms, such as a recoater crash, are recorded when the underlying problem may be unoptimized parameters, poor support structure design, or a rash of other issues. Oftentimes the issue that eventually leads to scrappage of the part is not detected for weeks or months later. This drives significant cost into a part. Timely actionable information on the health of the process facilitates quick root-cause analysis and correction.
Open Additive partnered with Addiguru to leverage their machine learning based recoat analytic and notification schema. Near real-time recoat process anomaly detection on an M290 or M400 is built on the state-of-the-art sensing and analytics platform from Open Additive, AMSENSE, with a non-invasive installation and completely reversable package. Detectable issues include shortfeeds, part peel up, recoater hopping, recoater streaking, and other issues that result in recoater crashes or part non-conformance. The AMSENSE Chimera with Recoat+ solution provides operators with both visual and emailed notifications for when issues are identified, allowing timely action to be taken to salvage the parts, or restart the process. The solution also provides build health reports, generated at the end, to summarize potential issues, which can be used in downstream NDE and part acceptance processes.
“Years ago, I saw the adoption of additive unnecessarily slowed by the lack of proper process control mechanisms and the enormous costs borne by early adopters because of this dearth. With EOS being such a large presence in aerospace and medical manufacturing we set out to marry early detection of the underlying causes of common problems encountered by many customers that result in build non-conformance, with a non-invasive installation of sensors tailor made to identify them and provide timely alerts to our users.” John Middendorf, Director of Engineering
To make use of the AMSENSE Chimera with Recoat+ solution on your EOS machines, contact Open Additive for a quote. We’ll provide an installation package and a support engineer for installation, alignment, and configuration on your existing machines. Operating the solution is as simple as entering a build name into the appropriate field on the interface and hitting “Start”. AMSENSE Chimera is designed to install on common EOS machines without voiding the warranty or permanently modifying the machine.
Open Additive is a manufacturer of innovative metal additive manufacturing (AM) systems, process monitoring solutions, and related products and services. Our driving focus is to accelerate innovation in the AM industry through open hardware/software solutions, enabling rapid development, demonstration, and commercialization of emerging technologies. Our approach enables tailored solutions and open data for full process understanding and control.
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Addiguru provides in-situ monitoring technology for the Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes. Independent of machine and materials, Addiguru’s intelligent technology can be easily incorporated in existing and newly developed AM equipment. With team’s unique knowledge of materials science, computer vision, and artificial intelligence Addiguru has developed a novel technology to process multiple sensor data and provide in-situ monitoring results with high accuracy in the industry. Two major processes include: Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) and Extrusion based processes.