Digital data requirements for powder bed fusion additive manufacturing and the implementation of a transparent communication architecture

Alexander J. Dunbar, Abdalla R. Nassar, Edward W. Reutzel, Jared J. Blecher

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Abstract

Metal-based additive manufacturing technology has gained significant traction in recent years. However, questions regarding the consistency of part quality, the capability for in-process certification, sensor integration, and the transfer of processing parameters still linger. In part, these concerns result from the black-box-approach of most commercial machine manufacturers: processing settings are often opaque and systems provide no capability for high-speed, real-time monitoring or control of build settings and process sensors. Here, the digital data requirements for powder bed fusion additive manufacturing (PBFAM) are examined. A methodology for machine-to-machine communication between PBFAM machines and heterogeneous systems is presented. The capabilities of such a methodology are demonstrated using a case-study on a 3D Systems ProX-200 system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSAMPE Long Beach 2016 Conference and Exhibition
PublisherSoc. for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering
ISBN (Electronic)9781934551233
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
EventSAMPE Long Beach 2016 Conference and Exhibition - Long Beach, United States
Duration: May 23 2016May 26 2016

Publication series

NameInternational SAMPE Technical Conference
Volume2016-January

Other

OtherSAMPE Long Beach 2016 Conference and Exhibition
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach
Period5/23/165/26/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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