Powder bed monitoring system for 3D printing: Zeiss and EOS collaborate

Metal 3D printing Powder bed monitoring system for 3D printing: Zeiss and EOS cooperate

Editor: Alexander Stark

Germany – Zeiss and EOS cooperate on in-process monitoring for metal powder beds. The common goal is the development and marketing of a powder bed monitoring system for 3D printing. A trained neural network should automate analysis processes and reduce costs.

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An evenly distributed powder bed is essential for a stable and reliable additive manufacturing process.
An evenly distributed powder bed is essential for a stable and reliable additive manufacturing process.

(Source: EOS)

The 3D printing company EOS and Zeiss have announced their intention to jointly integrate and market the Zeiss AM in-process monitoring for in-situ monitoring of the powder bed for industrial 3D printing with metals. At Formnext from November 16 to 19, both companies will present details of their future cooperation.

An evenly distributed powder bed is essential for a stable and reliable AM ​​process. In order to detect grooves and bumps in the powder bed with a high degree of certainty, a patented technology from Zeiss is used as the core of the product for recording height information from the powder bed. The aim is to analyze the 3D information obtained using a trained neural network. As a result, customers automatically receive marked and classified irregularities in the powder bed.

The aim of the cooperation is to integrate the Zeiss AM in-process monitoring into the DMLS systems from EOS in order to give customers the option of having the powder bed monitored in order to assess its quality both during the printing process and afterwards, and manually or automatically Default to intervene rules.

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