Additive Monitoring Techniques, a College of California spinout and embedded in Argonne Nationwide laboratory, has been chosen by NASA’s Marshall Area Flight Middle (MSFC) in a Collaborative Settlement Observe to develop and combine in-situ monitoring know-how for additive manufacturing into on-site manufacturing powder mattress fusion 3D printers.
The collaboration will give attention to in-situ monitoring to help flight-ready manufacturing of high-performance copper elements for NASA’s Liquid Propulsion Know-how platforms. Additive Monitoring Techniques will deploy their patent-pending, course of monitoring know-how system, Mission Fringe, on-site at MSFC.
“We have now developed a fast, goal, in-situ well being monitoring system that’s primarily based on measurement science with quantified uncertainty. This know-how permits expedited undertaking timelines, fast analysis of AM anomalies, and better confidence in ultimate half high quality,” mentioned Dr. Niall O’Dowd, Founder, and CEO of Additive Monitoring Techniques.
This one-year collaboration between NASA and Additive Monitoring Techniques follows a 2-year contract for full-scale AM manufacturing monitoring with the US Air Pressure, a 2-year contract to de-risk monitoring imaginative and prescient know-how in AM from the Division of Vitality’s Superior Manufacturing Workplace, a number of awards from the Nationwide Science Basis, and integration right into a key 3D printer unique gear producer.
In Could, this yr, Additive Monitoring Techniques was chosen by the Air Pressure Analysis Laboratory’s (AFRL) to develop and combine machine imaginative and prescient know-how for additive manufacturing at Oklahoma Metropolis Air Logistics Advanced for protection and business purposes.
Additive Monitoring Techniques’ real-time in-process monitoring system can retrofit any industrial 3D printer to supply actionable half high quality information. Designed to supply worth to builders by way of dimensional measurements of a number of in-situ half options, the system reduces misplaced schedule time and wasted vitality by permitting for earlier half scrap.
“We’re very appreciative of the rising curiosity in our merchandise from our sponsors and the fast prototyping group and are trying ahead to this collaboration and accelerating AM to totally flight qualified-production of advanced house flight elements,” mentioned Dr. O’Dowd.