EOS completes pilot phase for EOSTATE MeltPool process monitoring

September 2, 2016

September 2, 2016

EOS completes pilot phase for EOSTATE MeltPool process monitoring

A number of process monitoring options are available for EOS systems

EOS introduced its EOSTATE MeltPool solution as an add-on to the EOS M 290 DMLS system towards the end of 2015. The system was developed to allow complete part traceability as well as an automated surveillance and analysis of the melt pool during the build process.

Following market introduction EOS exposes its products to a subsequent testing phase with a handful of pilot customers. This phase has been recently completed with EOS customer TUSAS Engine Ind. Inc. (TEI), based in Turkey.

“We consider the EOSTATE Meltpool monitoring system as an initial step for online control and part quality inspection. As such, it was part of our initial technical specifications for the DMLS process and we felt privileged to be one of the first pilot customers to test it,” stated Semih Pilatin, Technology Programs Manager at TEI.

During the DMLS build process, EOSTATE MeltPool observes the light emitted by the melt pool. Extensive hardware helps to separate the process light from the reflected laser light. The data that is obtained is further processed in the software. The software offers automatic error correction of the data that is created, as well as process visualisation and evaluation in real time. For the purpose of data analysis, the EOSTATE MeltPool Analysis Toolbox illustrates data in 2D or 3D form, including the ability to analyse discrepancies.

“We are planning to use this tool for aerospace engine parts manufacturing where tight tolerances and high performance are expected. With this tool, we can capture potential part defects online at an early stage and with minimal effort to assess the part quality,” added Pilatin.

EOS offers EOSTATE MeltPool as an extension to the EOS M 290 DMLS system for monitoring the manufacturing process. “The decisive factor for customers on the road towards series manufacturing based on AM is reproducible top-quality parts at the lowest costs per part possible. The EOSTATE MeltPool Monitoring allows to move part quality assurance from post- to in-process, as such not only supporting a better risk management, but as well reducing time and costs for quality assurance and as a consequence overall costs per part,” stated Lukas Fuchs, Application Development Consultant MeltPool for Monitoring Solutions at EOS.


September 2, 2016

In the latest issue of Metal AM magazine

Download PDF

Extensive AM industry news coverage, as well as the following exclusive deep-dive articles:

  • Metal powders in Additive Manufacturing: An exploration of sustainable production, usage and recycling
  • Inside Wayland Additive: How innovation in electron beam PBF is opening new markets for AM
  • An end-to-end production case study: Leveraging data-driven machine learning and autonomous process control in AM
  • Consolidation, competition, and the cost of certification: Insight from New York’s AM Strategies 2024
  • Scandium’s impact on the Additive Manufacturing of aluminium alloys
  • AM for medical implants: An analysis of the impact of powder reuse in Powder Bed Fusion

The world of metal AM to your inbox

Don't miss any new issue of Metal AM magazine, and get the latest industry news. Sign up to our twice weekly newsletter.

Sign up

Discover our magazine archive…

The free to access Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of metal Additive Manufacturing from a commercial and technological perspective through:

  • Reports on visits to leading metal AM part manufacturers and industry suppliers
  • Articles on technology and application trends
  • Information on materials developments
  • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
  • International industry news

All past issues are available to download as free PDFs or view in your browser.

Browse the archive

Looking for AM machines, metal powders or part manufacturing services?

Discover suppliers of these and more in our comprehensive advertisers’ index and buyer’s guide, available in the back of Metal AM magazine.

  • AM machines
  • Process monitoring & calibration
  • Heat treatment & sintering
  • HIP systems & services
  • Pre- & post-processing technology
  • Powders, powder production and analysis
  • Part manufacturers
  • Consulting, training & market data
View online
Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap