Assure provides z-height quantitative powder bed and part metrology. The sections of parts with red lobes indicate metal protruding >300um above the powder bed but still below control limits.
Assure provides z-height quantitative powder bed and part metrology. The sections of parts with red lobes indicate metal protruding >300um above the powder bed but still below control limits.

3D printing company VELO3D has launches a quality assurance and control system for its Sapphire 3D metal printers.

According to the company, the system, called Assure, can detect process anomalies and highlight the corrective actions required so errors are not repeated. It uses real-time, multi-sensor, physics-based detection algorithms, VELO3D said.

The system has reportedly been acquired by additive manufacturing company Stratasys. ‘We integrated Assure into our quality control workflow because it produces highly actionable insights,’ said Kent Firestone, CEO of Stratasys. ‘The user interface features intuitive graphs and charts that enable us to see and interpret the vast amount of data collected during builds. This information helps our engineers verify the quality of the build each step of the way, and enables them to make quick decisions in the event of an issue.’

This story uses material from VELO3D, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.