SHANGHAI and STUTTGART, Germany, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —
With the Melt Pool Monitoring concept, EOS, the technology and market leader for design-driven solutions in the field of Additive Manufacturing (AM), is developing a high-performance online monitoring solution in cooperation with plasmo Industrietechnik, a global high-tech supplier of automated quality assurance systems. This process monitoring represents decisive added value in terms of risk management and cost reduction for customers. The cooperation aims at advancing development of online process monitoring for Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS).
Dr. Tobias Abeln, CTO at EOS: "As an expert partner plasmo is accompanying us in the field of manufacturing and process monitoring on our road towards additive series manufacturing. Successful process monitoring is based on an intelligent system. Many are able to record data. But a decisive added value rather comes from understanding data correctly and evaluating it appropriately. Together with plasmo we want to set new benchmarks in this field."
Dr. Adrian Keppler, CMO at EOS: "We already offer comprehensive quality assurance processes for our systems upstream and downstream of the manufacturing process. With modular online process monitoring we are extending this quality assurance by a further module, ensuring an even greater transparency during our quite complex building process. Customers can use this tool to build up their own quality assurance concept."
Dr. Thomas Grünberger, CTO at plasmo: "Process know-how from EOS coupled with our expertise in optical quality control systems results in solutions perfectly fulfilling the requirements of Additive Manufacturing. Our monitoring system fastprocessobserver is eminently suited for the very high process dynamics of Additive Manufacturing."