DE · Topics · Resources · Design · Sponsored Content

Accelerating PBFAM Development and Use Through Open Source Systems

An Open Architecture Framework Enables the Use of PBFAM for Development Opportunities and Custom Applications.

PROBLEM

High volume production of critical metal components via powder bed fusion additive manufacturing (PBFAM) must meet rigid engineering and quality standards that exceed current capabilities.

There are three key challenges in transitioning PBFAM from rapid prototyping to manufacturing: (1) machine robustness; (2) adaptation to custom applications; and (3) process monitoring and feedback.

Industry demand to address these challenges is outpacing machine suppliers’ and technology providers’ ability to provide capable, robust solutions—an issue that has evolved in part because of the closed architecture approach of existing OEMs.

OBJECTIVE

The objective of this project was to develop and demonstrate open architecture controls to foster thirdparty applications for PBFAM by establishing a design in which third-party developers would have ready access to standardized PBFAM control hardware.

Specifically the team sought to accelerate the development of subsystems for process optimization and control of the thermal environment; multi-modal operation, such as using multiple energy sources or incorporating subtractive technology; flexibly-sized powder beds; and in-process measurement and feedback control.

Fill out the information below to download the resource.

For which of the industries do you perform design engineering or related functions? Select all that apply.
By downloading this content, I agree to receive the DE 24/7 Newswire, a twice weekly free email newsletter (you may choose to opt-out in the newsletter).

Latest News

Varjo Releases VR2, Flyingshapes Launches CAD for VR, More
xRS Week Conference by Greenlight Insights kicks off, Varjo releases VR-2 Regular and Pro hardware, flyingshapes launches CAD modeling app...

A Strong Black Thermoplastic Enters the Digital Factory
PRO-BLK 10 allows fast printing on the Figure 4, with simplified post-processing that includes a single curing cycle and single solvent cleaning. 

Sponsored Content
Editor’s Pick: Additive Manufacturing Thermoplastic Masters Long Production Runs 
3D Systems Figure 4 PRO-BLK 10 3D printing material is ideal for a wide variety of manufacturing use cases.

Cortona3D RapidAuthor 12.0 Facilitates Compliant Documentation
Product features a new user interface for editing SCORM Content Package Modules (SCPM) and improved user interface of SCPM publications.

All posts