GE Additive announced the Arcam EBM Build Performance Analyzer – a suite of machine health data analytics – and will first be released from December 2019 to Arcam EBM Q10 and Q10plus customers and then from Q1 2020 to Arcam EBM Q20 and Arcam EBM Q20plus customers and then to Arcam EBM Spectra customers through Q2 and Q3 2020.
Developed by Arcam’s software team in Sweden, with a team from GE Global Research Center in India, data are collected during the printing process from in-situ machine sensors, then analyzed using intelligent algorithms to provide users with an holistic view of process and machine health. The software can run on both the machine itself or on a user’s laptop.
The software offers more visual user interface, featuring health indicators such as expected versus actual values, where operators are able to receive 32 root cause analyses with recommendations for any corrective actions, as well all warnings for non-critical events.
The team examined more than 350 log files to identify statistical clustering and applied machine learning, based on a combination or parameters to retrieve machine behavior. The Arcam Build Performance Analyzer identifies key parameter trend plotting and enhanced report generation and provides customers with meaningful, predictive data and information to inform decision making and future design and development.