DE · Topics · Resources · Resources · 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

Lantek Launches its 2020 Version
The collision prevention function can reportedly prevent over 80% of production downtime.

ODA Adds Shadow Support to Visualize SDK 
Visualize SDK offers more realistic scene rendering for engineering applications.

AWE Online: Unity Unveils MARS, HP Showcases Reverb G2, Scent-integrated VR, more
The AR, VR, and MR conference AWE attracts vendors with new products, panelists discuss how the COVID-19 shutdowns accelerate AR,...

EUROCOM’s Nightsky ARX15 Superlaptop Offers Balance of Performance and Mobility
The new Nightsky ARX15 is Eurocom’s first Superlaptop to feature the AMD Ryzen 9 series desktop processors in a thin...

All posts