Monitoring System for Metal Additive Manufacturing
EOS' EOSTATE system monitors the exposure process and is capable of recording the printer’s build platform at a high frequency in a near-infrared range.
EOS expands its EOSTATE monitoring suite to include an additional tool. EOSTATE Exposure OT, a commercial system for optical tomography provides real-time, camera-based monitoring of the additive, metal-based build process, based on the EOS M 290 system. The solution fully maps each part throughout the build process, layer by layer, regardless of its geometry and size. EOSTATE Exposure OT enables the partner to significantly reduce costs for downstream, non-destructive examination in technical computer tomography (CT), as potentially defective parts can be rejected at an earlier stage. With optical tomography (OT), the system deploys a high-resolution camera to seamlessly monitor the exposure process. A highly dynamic industrial camera records the complete building platform at high frequency in the near-infrared range throughout the entire Additive Manufacturing process, thereby providing detailed data on the melting behavior of the material across the entire build space. EOSTATE Exposure OT is a self-learning system that becomes increasingly intelligent the more data it is fed. The more precisely users become familiar with the specific parameters of their components, the better they can assess the quality and density of the parts they are manufacturing.