Michael Wais, Applications Manager
Thomas Haymond, Director of Industrialization Strategy
Laser Overlap: The Success to Multi-Laser Technology
We will address one of the key areas in achieving high productivity and good quality parts in multi-laser systems - the overlap zones. The presentation will provide insights to gain better understanding of the overlap zones and their impact on the quality of printed parts. We will then discuss the procedures to determine the alignment of the lasers in the overlap zones, and the adjustment of the laser optics to attain good quality parts.
4 Advantages of True Open Architecture in Additive Manufacturing
In an industry where the phrase “open architecture” is used so freely, we will discuss what open architecture is and what having a true open architecture system really means. We will make sure you understand the 4 most important benefits of having a true open architecture system: powder variety, open process parameters, freedom to control variables, and custom development.
Professor Ji Ma, Department of Materials Science and Engineering University of Virginia
Understanding the Effects of Process Parameters on the Melt Pool Profile
Variability in attributes of parts printed on different machines remains a major roadblock to certification and adoption of metal additive manufacturing technologies. Sources of these variability can occur both at the processing and materials level, which are not well understood. We present a study of variability at the melt-pool level in different laser powder bed fusion systems using identical material and process parameters. Using machine-learning techniques, we identify processing parameters that are potential major sources of variability in the melt pool, and map a “variability profile” for each individual machine system. The variability profile for each machine significantly reduce the amount of time and resource required to determine optimal processing parameters of the machines to fulfill specific part requirements.
Metal Additive Manufacturing: A Safe Approach to Powder Handling
We will discuss the most important factors surrounding operator-safe metal powder handling practices. We will cover personal safety such as anything used to protect the operator from direct powder contact, along with facility safety meaning anything used to limit the risk of powder handling. We will also address important AM machine features that assist in operator safety and eliminate operator exposure to metal powder.
MULTI-LASER SLM FOR QUALIFIED SERIAL PRODUCTION OF MEDICAL DEVICES
Selective laser melting systems have seen significant productivity increases in recent years. The increase has been gained through the development of multi-laser systems in combination with larger build volumes and higher power lasers. We will address several key technical developments that contribute to the robustness and productivity of the multi-laser SLM process. The impact of these developments on part quality, productivity and production cost will be reviewed. Various case studies will highlight the economical use of multi-laser SLM for qualified serial production of medical devices in titanium and cobalt-chrome alloys.
Presented by: Philip Oris, Global Business Development Director Healthcare
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