Additive Assurance partners with Volkswagen

November 8, 2021

Additive Assurance, Melbourne, Australia, has announced a partnership with Volkswagen in which it will develop a manufacturing system to suit the car manufacturer’s production Additive Manufacturing machines. Volkswagen has stated that it will use Additive Assurance’s AMiRIS™ solution to verify the quality of each manufactured component in an effort to assure precise replication.

Spun out of Monash University and backed by intellectual property commercialisation company IP Group, Additive Assurance developed AMiRIS, which utilises inspection hardware and cloud-based machine learning software. The hardware observes the build process layer by layer, while the software generates a real-time map of defects before analysing and feeding the gathered information directly back to operators. This real-time observation is intended to ensure consistent production quality.

“Metal Additive Manufacturing is taking the world by storm, but quality is still not at the level it needs to be for important applications,” stated Marten Jurg, co-founder of Additive Assurance. “We see a huge opportunity for Additive Manufacturing and are thrilled to be working with a leading company like Volkswagen to transform how they develop their products.”

Oliver Pohl, leader of the AM division at Volkswagen, added, “Volkswagen is actively integrating Additive Manufacturing in their workflow and, by adopting the pioneering solution for quality assurance from Additive Assurance, we will be able to further push the boundaries towards serial production using Additive Manufacturing”.

Volkswagen plans to install the AMiRIS unit on the AM machine at the company’s AM centre in Wolfsburg, Germany.

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