An open-architecture metal powder bed fusion system for in-situ process measurements

BIDARE, Prveen, MAIER, RRJ, BECK, RJ, SHEPHARD, JD and MOORE, AJ (2017). An open-architecture metal powder bed fusion system for in-situ process measurements. Additive Manufacturing, 16, 177-185.

1-s2.0-S2214860416303700-main.pdf - Published Version
Creative Commons Attribution.

Download (4MB) | Preview
Official URL:
Link to published version::


We report the design of a metal powder bed fusion system for in-situ monitoring of the build process during additive manufacture. Its open-architecture design was originally determined to enable access for x-rays to the melt pool, but it also provides access to the build area for a range of other in-situ measurement techniques. The system is sufficiently automated to enable single tracks and high-density, multiple layer components to be built. It is easily transportable to enable measurements at different measurement facilities and its modular design enables straightforward modification for the specific measurements being made. We demonstrate that the system produces components with >99% density. Hence the build conditions are representative to observe process fundamentals and to develop process control strategies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0910 Manufacturing Engineering; 4014 Manufacturing engineering; 4016 Materials engineering
Identification Number:
Page Range: 177-185
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2024 15:54
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2024 16:00

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics