Developed for use on Renishaw systems, the software package helps AM users gain a greater understanding of their processes and overcome the difficulties with AM in critical applications, process stability and part quality.
West Dundee, IL - July 18, 2018 - Renishaw, a precision engineering and manufacturing technologies company, will present InfiniAM Spectral, a new additive manufacturing (AM) process monitoring software, at IMTS 2018 on September 10 - 15 in Chicago.
The new software offers two measurement functions in the sensor modules. The first module, LaserVIEW, uses a photosensitive diode to measure the intensity of the laser energy. The second module, MeltVIEW, captures emissions from the melt pool in the near-infrared and infrared spectral ranges.
MeltVIEW and LaserVIEW stream data across a conventional computer network on a layer-by-layer basis, so manufacturers can analyze process monitoring data in real-time. As the build progresses, the data is rendered live in 3D for viewing in InfiniAM Spectral. The engineer can compare the data from each sensor to identify any deviations, which may indicate the presence of anomalies that could lead to defects.
"The amount of process data generated during an AM build is immense, which means it can be difficult to make practical use of it without the correct interpretation tools," explained Robin Weston, Marketing Manager at Renishaw's Additive Manufacturing Products Division. "InfiniAM Spectral will be hugely beneficial to manufacturers because it allows them to easily translate the data. That will lead to more consistent AM outcomes."
For further information on Renishaw's AM systems and software, visit www.renishaw.com/imts or visit us at IMTS booth 431607.
Renishaw is one of the world's leading engineering and scientific technology companies, with expertise in precision measurement and healthcare. The company supplies products and services used in applications as diverse as jet engine and wind turbine manufacture, through to dentistry and brain surgery. It is also a world leader in the field of additive manufacturing (also referred to as 3D printing), where it designs and makes industrial machines that "print" parts from metal powder.
The Renishaw Group currently has more than 70 offices in 35 countries, with around 4,500 employees. AM Solutions Centers are located in the USA, UK, Germany, Canada, India and China. For more information on Renishaw, visit www.renishaw.com.