Melt Pool Monitoring is a concept EOS is developing in cooperation with plasmo Industrietechnik, a global high-tech supplier of automated quality assurance systems. This concept represents added value in terms of risk management and cost reduction for customers. The aim of this close cooperation is to advance development of the online process monitoring for Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLSTM).
Dr. Tobias Abeln, Technical Director (CTO) at EOS, said: “The key to successful process monitoring is the intelligence of the system. Many are able to record data. Understanding the data correctly and evaluating it appropriately brings the added value. Our goal is to set new benchmarks in this field and we are very pleased to have found the optimum partner for this in plasmo.”
Dr. Adrian Keppler, Sales and Marketing Director (CMO) at EOS, added, “A complete quality assurance chain makes a decisive contribution to boosting trust in a new technology. With modular online process monitoring we are extending this quality assurance by a further module and ensuring greater transparency during our quite complex building process. At the same time we are making a tool available to our customers that they can use to build up their own quality assurance concept.”
Dr. Thomas Grünberger, Technical Director (CTO) at plasmo said: “Our monitoring system, fastprocessobserver, used in connection with the underlying powerful algorithms, is eminently suited for the very high process dynamics of Additive Manufacturing.”
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